Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Beatles - they changed the world

I have just been listening to (Christmas Gift) The Beatles CD ‘Love’

Listening to that CD brings back many memories of being around at the dawn of a revolutionary era in Britain early 1960’s and how The Beatles touched the world.

I was old enough to realise the impact and young enough to enjoy it.

I was 11 years old in 1963 when The Beatles burst on the scene and music and pop culture was changed forever.

So wonderful to think I was in my formative years when this happened.

Some of the Lennon/McCartney lyrics are crazy but memorable for some strange reason.

Here are just a few examples:

From Strawberry Fields

‘Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see’

From Help!

‘When I was younger, so much younger than today

I never needed anybody's help in any way
But now these days are gone
I'm not so self assured
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.’

From Eleanor Rigby

‘Father Mckenzie, writing the words to a sermon that no-one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working
Darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
What does he care?
All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?’


Troy Worman said...

Indeed! I am listening to Glass Onion, [the] White Album, as I write. [I love my new iPod.]

Trevor Gay said...

Ahhh memories - thanks Troy!