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Old 02-07-2004, 06:41 AM
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The British Invasion

Now this has nothing to do with cars so you can dump it if you like. Forty years ago today the British Invasion began. At a time when our country was suffering from politcal turmoil, racial strife and the assaination of a favored president (we got the announcement in school that our president had been shot and in Dalls, Texas) (we all stopped to say a prayer for him and his family. The good old days... prayer in school, imagine that.! And it didn't hurt any of us!) Months went by and we needed something to lift our spirits. Four nearly unknown young lads from Liverpool, England set foot on American soil for the first time and did just that. We needed to laugh, sing and dance again. They provided us with a new form of, "Rock and Roll," and we liked it. So for that and many other things the Britts have done for and with us I say, "God save the Queen!" Thanks England! (Guess you can't tell the Beatles were my favorite rock band of all time) (For the younger generation on the board, I know you won't understand cause my kids don't. Take my word for it. You just had to be there to fully understand).

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Old 02-07-2004, 02:58 PM
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Thanks 38.
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Old 02-07-2004, 04:12 PM
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Did I post this thread in the wrong forum or did some one move it to the wrong forum by accident. I thought I had it in the Lounge. I'll check with a moderator.
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I was around back then and still don't understand. Never did care for them....Most of what they did was copied from others....Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers.

Hardly an invasion in my mind....just like today. It was all just marketing.

I will give them one thing.....At least, they didn't have to show a "boob" to get noticed.........haha
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Old 02-07-2004, 08:00 PM
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They were good musicians, but they were a little over rated. They were in the right place at the right time. TV was just becoming big enough to catapult them into the fame that they achieved.

As far as the John Lennon/ Yoko Ono thing, now that was a joke. Lennon had no place stirring up trouble here in our country. He was indirectly responsible for a lot of our U.S. soldiers, and Vietnamese soldiers dying unecessarily in the war. If it wasn't for all of the give peace a chance crap the war would have been over a lot sooner. The Viet Cong were just about to give up until they saw all of the idiots like Lennon causing enough commotion to tie our hands behind our backs militarily. Lennon and others like him were the baby killers, not the U.S. soldiers over seas fighting for our country.

I could live without the British Invasion.

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Old 02-07-2004, 08:44 PM
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There was an article about it in our local newspaper today. I found it quite interesting. The author was a kid at the time, and said that he was staying in a hotel room with his parents in Washington, D.C. He said he left his room during a commercial break to buy a soda, and most of the hotel room doors were open. he said as he walked down the hallway, every single room was tuned in. He stated that at the time, there wasn't a whole lot to pick from as far as television stations, and that EVERYONE watched the Ed Sullivan Show. He said that no show today could ever compare to the variety Ed offered. Something like 73 million people watched the show that night. Pretty good read, IMO.
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Old 02-08-2004, 12:28 AM
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My point exactly. The right place at the right time.
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Ay Realy Big Shoe Here tonight folks

we have a radio station here that thrashes the beatles
the songs are on so often i have to tune out but i always end up back at Gold104
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Old 02-08-2004, 05:55 AM
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(They were in the right place at the right time)

Nothing wrong with that. That's how I got all my kids.
You have to admit for a rock band they had profound impact on the history of our time. Maybe not always a good impact but still have much fame and notariety even today. Two thumbs up for me.
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Old 02-08-2004, 04:43 PM
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just muscians?

I have never seen anything like it before of since! It was a different sound but nothing great. The band was squeeky clean and they looked like mop tops? For some reason the chicks went ga-ga over them?? Bad as Elvis and his wiggling!


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I remember thinking it was the end of the world ,almost every guy in school was wearing the pointed toe beatle boots ,i hated every thing about them ,as i wasnt one of the sheep ,like now almost evryone wearing occ and wcc shirts,when i buy a t shirt i put it away for about 5 years so no one has the same one by then .i wear t shirts i bought in the 70s right now.and the same little sheep want to know where you buy them at .lol
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I used to get a lot of crap about my Metallica shirts back in the late eighties early nineties. Its funny, I heave seen a lot of the people that used to do the trash talking back then, wearing Metallica shirts now. I haven't worn one of those shirts in years. After "And Justice For All" the band just went down hill. The tides have turned I guess.
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Old 02-08-2004, 07:14 PM
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The Beatles were outstanding mucisians. Their early music was pretty much bubblegum stuff, but their later stuff really changed and had a huge influence on music as we know it today.

McCartney and Lennon's careers flourished after the Beatles broke up, and George Harrison turned out some good stuff too.

It's hard to believe that two of them are gone. For whom does the bell toll?
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The Beatles were outstanding mucisians. Their early music was pretty much bubblegum stuff, but their later stuff really changed and had a huge influence on music as we know it today.
Very true, forget about all the things they did or didn't do and remember the music, that's what's important with any band/performer or type of music.

The early stuff was bubble gum to get them into the scene, but the later stuff was where they truly made thier biggest influence in the music industry. Was the drug culture influenced by them in part, or the other way around?

Oh well, I always did like the "Beet'oles" (in my best Ringo accent)
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