Right, first off a couple of things. Number one, strictly speaking they were The Beatles, so it might be argued they, and countless other snazzy pop combos, should fit in at the letter T. Well not on this blog they don't, so save your breath, I'm not arguing about it.
Secondly, and this is where I might fall out with all sorts of people, I don't really like the Beatles. It's not that I can't stand the sound of them, but they just don't get me going. But that is not what this series of postings is about. It's about memories arising from music.
For the Beatles the memory is of me being aged about six or seven and charging round a small department store called Dawsons in Whitstable singing/bellowing She Loves You, which as some of you will recall, includes the chance to chant "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" The strange thing about this is that She Loves You was a major chart success in 1963 which was several years before my family moved to the Kent town of Whitstable. I can only conclude that I liked the Beatles enough in those days to commit some of their songs to my youthful memory.
Anyway, not a big fan of the Beatles, who were "just a band", and here's a song to show that.
Also-rans: James Brown performing Get Up Offa That Thing. Reason: I'd quite like this played at my funeral and when I've told people that, they've laughed, which makes me smile. So it's a strangely happy memory. I'd also like Bare Necessities from Disney's Jungle Book cartoon played at my funeral, but we can talk about that later, much later.
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