The Beatles

I have a confession to make, brought about by several Beatles songs popping up on my random playlist tonight.

I’m not a fan of The Beatles.

That might be sacrilege and cause some of you to flee in horror, fearing that any exposure to me or my thoughts might be contagious. No worries, via con Dios.

So while I have pretty much all of the standard Beatles catalogue in my music library (I’m a completist and have LOTS of music that I’ll never listen to but have it because there was one song I wanted on the album), there are only eight in my “Favorites” playlist.

  • Yesterday.
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Penny Lane
  • Lady Madonna
  • Hey Jude
  • The Ballad Of John & Yoko
  • Let It Be
  • The Long & Winding Road

Maybe it was a matter of timing. They were huge in the early and mid 60’s when I was still a pre-teen. I was also in a somewhat conservative family and didn’t discover rock & roll until we moved to the Chicago area in 1967. WLS! WCFL! Top 40 AM radio! I was more likely to be listening to Chicago, Simon & Garfunkel, Grand Funk Railroad, The Doors, or Steppenwolf.

Not much of a Rolling Stones fan either. Just one song, but how could I not have “Sympathy For The Devil” in there?

So sue me.

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  1. As a once fully paid-up member of the Beatles fanclub…but only from year 2, I took an interest 🙂
    I see your faves are all what I’d call ‘late’ Beatles, when each of them was more or less doing his own thing. I think only a couple would make it into my top ten of Beatles numbers, and one of those, only in the pre-Klein version (on Let it Be–Naked, or Paul’s Give my Regards to Broad Street).
    Some day I might work out what my top ten is….
    Sympathy for the Devil and Gimme Shelter top my Stones list.

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