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Life According to the Beatles

Updated on September 16, 2014

An Influence on My Life

I have written several articles in the past reflecting upon the influence the Beatles had on my life. In many ways they were the quintessential voices of our generation, singing the words we all felt in our souls. As life progressed through those wondrous and often tumultuous years of the 60s, we always had the Fab Four speaking our thoughts….our feelings…our fears…and our hopes.

But enough from me! I think I’ll let the Lads from Liverpool entertain you now in this reflection about life. I hope you won’t have any problem discerning my thinly-veiled references to their music. Enjoy!

I Was Alone, I Took a Ride, I Didn’t Know What I Would Find There

Good day, sunshine, and welcome to the world. Hello little girl. Wake up there. There is so much to be seen and so much to experience. Any time at all you can ask me why and I’ll tell you what I know about life. If it’s all too much for you now, never fear. It won’t be long before you feel the happiness, little child, and then, like dreamers do, you will begin your journey down that long and winding road.

In my life I have found great wonders, and I wish that for you as well. Just remember that all you need is love. Now, all together now, let’s begin your magical mystery tour called life.

Listen! Can you hear it? The blackbird is singing his song, and it’s your song as well, and here comes the sun, shining down upon you as you take your first tentative steps. Break free of your chains and follow me. There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done, and there’s nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.

A loyal follower of the Fab Four
A loyal follower of the Fab Four | Source

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Life ain’t easy, young one. A day in the life can be joyous, but there are some tough times ahead. Every little thing is there to learn from. Fixing a hole just means another hole will need fixing shortly, but here’s a secret, from me to you: a hard day’s night will be followed by a good day, sunshine, and you can bet the farm on that truth.

There will be times that you’ll need help. There will be times that you will look here, there, and everywhere for answers. I don’t want to spoil the party with these thoughts, but I should have known better when I was your age, and now I want to share learned lessons with you. If I fell long ago…if I needed someone…there was always love to pull me through, just as there will always be love for you. All my loving, and all of your loving, combined it is enough for us all, for all we really need is love. Some will tell you that happiness is a warm gun, but don’t you believe them. It’s only love that will pull you through when baby’s in black and the hard times fall upon you. Those who love you will speak words of wisdom, so listen carefully, little one.

Can’t Buy Me Love

Love can’t be purchased. Remember that, little one. Listen not to the fool on the hill who will tell you that life is just a glass onion preparing to make you cry. That is so much nonsense. Life is love, and love is life, and that fact makes me glad all over, as it will you.

There will come a day when you will meet someone, and you will think you got to get him into your life, and oh, my, it will make you feel glad all over. Your heart will flutter helter skelter, and you’ll do the hippy hippy shakes, and you’ll ask him to hold you tight. He’ll call you honey pie, and you will go through your days saying I feel fine with a big old smile upon your face. He will look you in the eyes and say I’m happy just to dance with you, and those lonesome tears in your eyes will go bye bye, bye bye, bye bye.

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Don’t Listen to the Naysayers

There will be the mean Mr. Mustards in your life, the piggies and the polythene Pams, those who would rain on your parade, but don’t you listen to them. They don’t have valid points of view, they know not where they’re going to. Run for your life away from them, run as fast as you can to the strawberry fields forever, where a taste of honey awaits you, and the sun king serves savoy truffles to those who are faithful to the decree that we can all thrive with a little help from our friends. Ignore the Mr. Kites of this world, and remember that with a little help from your friends, you’ll be singing the blue jay way across the universe of life.

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see, so open those baby blues and see it all.

I Call Your Name

Just act naturally and your inner bird can sing as well. Today is your birthday, so rejoice because baby, it’s you, you’ve got a ticket to ride this train called life, and if the train breaks down you can drive my car today, tomorrow, and eight days a week. These words are from me to you, for no one else, with love, from me, to you. Now close your eyes. Golden slumbers await you, and when you wake you’ll feel glad all over, and the world will be singing good morning, good morning, hallelujah, we love her so.

Thank You John, Paul, George and Ringo

I’m sure the remaining two members of the Beatles won’t mind that I had fun with their song titles and lyrics. I hope you enjoyed this journey through their body of work. I know I had a blast writing it.

2014 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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      James Paterson 2 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks BB, was brought up listening to the Beatles and have never grown out of them, This fun Hub ticked all of the right boxes for me.....jimmy

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Ah; now my kind of hub! Such a bright start to the day!

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      Janine Huldie 2 years ago from New York, New York

      Not going to lie, I think this might very well be one of my favorite articles by you and actually all time reading from anyone. Love The Beatles as you know and you nailed your references perfectly here! Thank you for making me smile on this rainy, gloomy Tuesday morning here, Bill! Wishing you a great one now, too!

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      Ann 2 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      memories! right out of my teens.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Jimmy! This was a fun one to write.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Jackie. I'm glad i was able to wake you up in a pleasurable way. :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love it, Janine. I thought of you when I wrote this, so let's dedicate this one to you, okay? Thank you my dear, and have a great, gloomy Tuesday.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Annieangel, mine too, and thank you for sharing them with me.

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      Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan

      Classic! Nothing like the music of yesterday..today's music doesn't do it for me at all.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      This is so clever! You've woven them all together so well. I not only loved the message you conveyed with them, I could also hear each song as you mentioned them so it was a sound compilation in my head!

      Love the Beatles, love this brilliant tribute to them and love the message.

      You had me smiling, laughing and humming, bill.

      Have a great Tuesday evening!

      Ann

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      Vickiw 2 years ago

      I used to enjoy their timeless classics, and still do. Nice writing Bill, and the videos are great.

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      Brian Leekley 2 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Love it.

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      Ally Lewis 2 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Now I have all the songs stuck in my head. :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      I love the way you intertwined song lyrics into your message. Very clever, Bill!

      The Beatles were certainly an iconic presence in our day. And they still are. My son, although 35 years younger than I grew up with them too. I'll never forget a day when he was about two years old. He and I were in WalMart and he was singing Come Together at the top of his lungs. The other shoppers got a kick out of this little toddler who knew the words to a Beatles song.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Brie, I am so stuck in the past when it comes to music...it will always be classic rock for this boy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ann, isn't it amazing who that music still affects us so positively today? I think that's remarkable forty-five years later. My goodness, can we really be that old? Well, I am. :)

      Thank you my dear. My Tuesday is just beginning, and work is calling.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Vicki! It's nice to see you here again.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Brian. I had fun writing this one.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Welcome to my world, Ally. Those songs have been in my head for forty-five years now. :) thanks for being here.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My son as well, Sha. I used to sing him to sleep singing Blackbird...he still says it is his favorite all-time song. :)

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Listen, do you want to know a secret? It's been a hard day's night but I know you're gonna be a big star. We are all together, so let's watch as here comes the sun and I say its all right.

      Beatles and Billybuc, bringing us joy in the morning!

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I know you had a lot of fun writing this. It was a joy to read. The Beatles are fabulous artists. They are all individually different, but when they "come together" to play their songs they are perfectly matched. Is there any wonder why they are such an inspiration for other artists?

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nice, Mary. You should have written this. :) It's fun, isn't it?

      Thank you dear friend. Have a great Tuesday.

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      Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

      Voted up, beautiful, and awesome!...the cleverness with this hub where you interweave Beatles song lyrics in this hub. I can still remember the first time I saw the Beatles perform on Ed Sullivan...I was on a date with my boy friend who became my first husband...in the fraternity cellar on the couch watching TV...I can still hear those women SCREAMING. And the HAIR on those guys! THANK YOU for this entertaining hub, and how you emphasize LOVE throughout. You are correct, all you need is love. God Bless, Sparklea :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Marlene. I did have a blast with this one. It is interesting to hear artists today who say how important the Beatles were to their development....forty-five years after they last played. That's a serious legacy.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lea, if there is something more important than love, I don't know what it would be. :) The hair....shocking then...mundane now. LOL

      blessings my friend

      bill

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      Lori Colbo 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Wonderful retrospective of the Beatles.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      I'm nearly that old but only in body! Music keeps us young I think. Enjoy all of your Tuesday!

      Ann

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Lori! I'm glad you enjoyed this.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Gosh, Ann, I'm in my early twenties when it comes to attitude. Now, if only my attitude could convince my body. LOL

      bill

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Awesome, Bill! Do you know, as much as I loved the Beatles back in the day (WAY back!), my granddaughter discovered them in her early twenties and became a major fan, particularly of John Lennon. She began collecting their albums and reading books about the Fab Four. A year ago, she named her twin baby boys 'Lennon' and 'Jude.' The Beatles' body of work is timeless in its appeal.

      Like everyone else who read your tribute to the Beatles, their songs will be running through my head all day long. I can't imagine better background music.

      Voted Up++++

      Jaye

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jaye, I love it...Lennon and Jude...what great names to grow up with.

      I'm humming Hey Jude as I write this. LOL The legacy continues.

      Thank you, Jaye!

      bill

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I love how you wove the Beatles' words into the message of your hub Bill. I think they came to Australia in 1964 when I was seven years old. At that time it seemed like the most exciting thing that have ever happened here. I have been a fan ever since. Well, it's been a hard day's night here so this nowhere man better get some sleep and dream of an octopus's garden and let it be. Great job.

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      manatita44 2 years ago

      An exceptional play on words; in fact a work of genius. I'm sure you had fun doing this one, Bro.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Love their music, I can still remember that fist time on Ed Sullivan. You sure made the words flow to the music. Thanks :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Darn it, John, I forgot Octopus Garden. Sigh! How could I have left that out? LOL Thanks buddy...sleep well....and yes, I saw them, in Seattle, 1965, and it was a huge event.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I did, manatita, and thank you. I'll have to play with words more often, 'eh? :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you esmonaco. I was just watching a rerun of that Ed Sullivan show, and that's where this article came from.

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      Deborah Neyens 2 years ago from Iowa

      When I was in college I worked at a place called Fries BBQ & Grill. My boss was a Deadhead but when he wasn't listening to the Grateful Dead, he was playing the Beatles. This article took me back there.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

      There seem to be a lot of music (al) articles in my notifications today and fancy that the one I like the best is The Beatles music. I was still a hearing girl at that time. In the last 20 years, I often still find myself humming their music to the amazement of my grandchildren who only know me as deaf. I loved this article with your wisdom mixed in. Thanks for giving me my new hums for today (and probably thru to the weekend!).

      We are getting on the road today - leaving FL and moving back to VA . Will check in on wifi as I am able.

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      MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      A fun trip! Maybe you should become a song writer. Back then it took me awhile to get used to the Beatles' music because I was used to the likes of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, et al. Then I learned to love them.

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      Liz Davis 2 years ago from Hudson, FL

      This is so cool! I love how you hid lyrics throughout. It's like a scavenger hunt.

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      Cristen Iris 2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      I'm pulling out my iPod right now. That Beatles 1 album is one of our most listened to. Hey Jude is one of my favorites. Then I might as well crank some Led Zeppelin 'cuz...they're great too, not as deep as the Beatles though. Great piece, Bill.

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      Andrew Smith 2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      The Beatles were the first band I ever fell deeply, profoundly in love with. It was sixth grade and we were watching "The Compleat Beatles." For whatever reason, the music and what they represented really resonated with barely-pubescent me.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deb, if I brought back memories, then my job is done. :) Thank you for the visit and reflections.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rachael, imagine my surprise..i did not know you were deaf. Well, I'm glad I could give you something to hum today. Thank you for sharing that, and have a safe trip back to Virginia.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      MizB, there is no doubt that they were a shock to our systems when they started...like you, I learned to love them, and still do all these years later. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Lizzy! I wonder how many references you found in there?

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Iris! I'm glad I could inspire you to listen to them today...Hey Jude is, and always will be, a classic.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      goatfury, I think you speak for a great many people. I was instantly in love with their music...and I still am forty-five years later. Thanks for sharing those memories with us.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I heard the songs of the Beetles in the late 70s. You have taken many people down memory lane.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you DDE. I hope you all enjoyed the journey back in time.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      Hi Billy,

      I love the Beetles and sometimes wonder if this generation of youngsters will experience a musical phenomenon which can quite match them.

      Lovely to have an opportunity to go back down memory lane.

      Thank you

      Sally

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Sally. I think the Beatles were the perfect group to come along at the perfect time...the perfect storm in music. Will it ever happen again? I sort of doubt it.

      It's always nice having you here. Thank you!

      bill

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Thanks for this happy hub, which brings me back to growing up "Beatles." Voted up and totally awesome.

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      Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Enjoyed this read. Fun all the way around. Those lyrics stay with us all our lives, don't they? :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you breakfastpop. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      They really do, Paula, and that is another reason why their music is so brilliant. Thanks for the visit.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I'll be listening to' Here comes the sun all day ' Loved their songs, esp' John's ' Imagine. ' Thank you for a really great hub. Did I hear Elvis? Guess not...

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hi Ruby! Here comes the sun...love that song and the medley after it....Elvis? He's in Vegas last time I checked. :) Thank you dear friend.

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      rebekahELLE 2 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I'm quite certain the two remaining Beatles would LOVE this fabulous tribute to their music while advising our young ones about life. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one and will share. And please, please don't keep your face in a jar by the door cuz it's driving me mad, driving me mad. So come on, take it easy, love you forever and forever.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      rebekahElle, great comment. I'm laughing...and taking my face out of the jar immediately. :)

      Thank you!

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      Joanna McKenna 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Uh, Bill... You might want to also thank Mike Smith, the growly-voiced songwriter and lead singer of the Dave Clark Five for "Glad All Over"... That was a DC5 song, not a Beatles'.

      Just sayin...

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Bill. Very, very creative and clever, well done. I can't think of another band or artist who has had as much influence on a generation as the Beatles. Great job, have a great week.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I never knew his name. I was just watching a video of that group the other night. Thanks for that trivia.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I can't either, Bill. What I don't understand is the people who don't understand that. LOL Thanks my friend.

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      Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Oh Bill, this was so much fun to read. But it took a long time to get from beginning to end. Each song reference caused me to stop and think about the song, and then with each, a memory would come back.

      Isn't it interesting how just a few introductory notes can bring back the entire song on the 45, the CD, or the symphony?

      And with music that was playing (perhaps just in the background) a memory might be captured.

      Forty five years ago I was sitting in the booth of a soda fountain with my best friend and heard "I'll be There" by The Four Tops while she tearfully told me that she was pregnant. Every time I hear that song (on the golden oldies station) I think of her and that moment in our lives.

      Thank you for writing this. I hope you had at least half as much fun writing it as we have gained from reading it.

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      Maria Jordan 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      The long and winding road --I listen for your footsteps-- And when at last I find you--Now I'm so happy I found you...

      ...and I loved coming home tonight from class to 'Life According to the Beatles' ala Bill... Brava! Rest well. Love, Maria

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Woohoo a tribute to the Beatles is always a pleasure to see on HP! The Fab 5 will live on forever :)

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      DJ Anderson 2 years ago

      Oh, these are all well before my time.

      I know not to what you make reference.

      Or, possibly, these songs came out before we had

      music piped into our county. Anything's possible.

      Great hub, Bill!

      I was kidding about piping in music.

      It was really hauled in on donkey's backs.

      DJ.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carb, what a powerful memory you have of the Four Tops tune. Yes, it is amazing and yes, I had a blast writing this. Thank you so much for sharing your memory with us, and for your kind words.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Maria. I just saw a face I can't forget the time or place when we just met....but I'm awfully glad you and I did meet.

      love,

      bill

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yes they will, Linda, and we are all better for it. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DJ, thank God you were rescued from that backwoods cabin. LOL Thank you and I'm sorry the references flew by you. Next time I'll try a Rap group.

      bill

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      DJ Anderson 2 years ago

      No, no, no. No rap. The Letterman, Four Seasons, Barry Manilow.

      Easy Peasy stuff. Romantic ballads, maybe some Neil Diamond.

      Dion Warwick, and Peabo Bryson.

      Oh, is this not the request line?

      Excuse me........

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm sorry, lady, but you've been disconnected. LOL

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      This rocks! So true-- they are definitely the voice of a generation. This is great what you've done here, thanks Billy! This is a keeper.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wiccan, thank you so much. I was hoping a few of you would appreciate this flash from the past.

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      Marshall Fish 2 years ago

      Excellent hub, Billy. Very clever to interweave the Beatles songs and lyrics to create an interesting read.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thank you for this wonderful sharing. Voted up and awesome.

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      Elizabeth Parker 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Very inspirational and excellent words of wisdom! I am sure that for many, those words speak volumes and if they haven't learned those lessons yet, they will!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Billy, creative, clever, and inspirational walk for me at least down memory lane voted entertaining :) Frank

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      Hendrika 2 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thanks. This really took me down memory lane. Being a teen in the 60's with those four to speak for us was great. I really think that a lot of the way we think today came from their lyrics.

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      rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

      Hi Billy this is really great and enjoyed the music as well :) Voted up and awesome :) I'm happy to read your lessons of love and care :) Finally my computer is working :) Take care and may God bless you!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great take on life with the Beatles songs, they were my favorite. Great lessons on life.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you MarshFish. I had fun with this one.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Venkatachari. I'm glad you enjoyed my creative writing exercise.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Liz! I appreciate your kind words.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Frank! This one was fun to write.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hendrika, I think they were a huge influence on those of us who were teens then....and still today their message and music lives on. Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rdsparrowriter, it's good to have you back. Thank you my poetic friend.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Vellur. There were, and are, my favorite. I hope they don't mind what I did to their music. :)

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      What a very nice tribute to the Beetles. I grew up with them as well and had most of the records. They were all gone in our fire in 1986, but today we can still listen to the songs on the internet and the words are still as powerful as they were then.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Nadine. There are a lot of us who grew up with this music, and it is as important today as it was then, which I find remarkable.

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      Joanna McKenna 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Bill, when I watched a PBS doc about the DC5, I was surprised to learn several songs I'd always thought were Beatles' were really by the DC5, the ballad "Because" being one of them ("Because, because...I love you"). It's an easy mistake to make since both groups - in the beginning, at least - had a similar "sound" and got "hot" pretty much at the same time. ;D

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks, Jama, for leaving my ego intact. :)

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      Joanna McKenna 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      So you're "glad all over" again? LOL! ;D

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yes my dear, I'm glad all over..."now that you're mine." LOL

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      Joanna McKenna 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      LOL! Bravo for a great save! ;D

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Danka!

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Yesterday....all our troubles seemed so far away....but it looks as though they're here to stay....Oh, I believe in yesterday..........

      Thank you for this wonderful tribute to the Fab 5 who are a firm and outstanding part of History.....not just in music, but in general.

      I wore my album "records" down to paper thin.....my favorite "Rubber Soul!"....

      Bro.....thanks for this. It's a winner!..Up++++

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rubber Soul or Revolver....I can't choose between the two, Paula. And thank you for taking a little trip to the past with me.

      Have a great Thursday, Sis!

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Bill,

      What a wonderful journey indeed. Have been working on the song challenge and hoping to have a yellow submarine worth sharing.

      Awesome Work,

      Kim

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kim, I so look forward to your submarine article. Thank you my friend.

      bill

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      Bill, this is an interesting article about such iconic figures. Thumbs up!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks, vkwok! I'm glad you found it interesting.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Kim can't wait for your yellow submarine version (maybe you can incorporate Octopus's Garden in there too...lol)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm looking forward to it too, John!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Ah, they were/are certainly "Fab" and then some ... So many songs, too little time ... I love this hub here and what a lovely way to wind down the hard days night I've had as I have been working like a dog ...

      Thank you for this lovely tribute.

      "Something in the way you" ... write : )

      Peace

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, thank you as always....the creativity of my writer friends never ceases to amaze me. You are special.

      Have a wonderful weekend, and blessings always

      bill

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      The Beatles revolutionized rock and roll. My mother was a classical musician and music teacher. She would often use their music in her classes, and thought that Paul and John (and George), were brilliant composers. She would play their rock and roll version, then the classical. I love your clever and creative word parody in this article, Bill. George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun” is a favorite of mine. :-) Voted up and shared.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Genna, and I love that you mother used their music in her classes. They are timeless, aren't they?

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      social thoughts 2 years ago from New Jersey

      How creative and lovely! I wasn't expecting this to be written the way it is, but I expected no less than brilliance from you, and here it is! I bet you worked for quite a while on this piece. I love when people use allusion. It's a lot of fun, but can be hard work to get the point across!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Social, I had a ball with this one and yes, it took a bit longer than most. I love creative writing. If it paid I'd do more of it. LOL Actually, that's what my novels are for...the creative outlet. Thanks for the visit and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I played the video while I read. It was so fun to read while listening to the Beatles song. Your wit and creativity shouts out on this one!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Dianna. I really did have a lot of fun writing this.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I will wager to say that the last two Beatles would tell you that you learned your lesson well.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deb, I would be honored if they said that. Thank you!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Ha-ha-ha, I loved it! Genius.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Zulma! The Beatles have always inspired me.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow Bill! This must have taken some time to research and put together into an article. I'm sure though it was enjoyable listening to all the Beetle's music to choose the relevant words to fit. What an enjoyable read for a Beetle's fan like myself. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      John, you really pulled one out of the archives. Thanks for reading this. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip down Memory Lane.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hmm, someone must have reshared this Hub. It was in my email notifications. I had no idea it was so old and it looks like I had even read it before, silly me. Not to matter I enjoyed it anyway.

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      Bill Holland 24 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, John, whatever happened, I'm glad you stopped by. Thanks again.

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