Recollections of growing up with the Beatles | GJSentinel.com
OK, Beatles fans. What is your favorite Beatles recording and why? That’s a question I posted on Facebook earlier this week.For me, it depends on the day. I have at least five or six of them at the top of my list. All tied as to which is number one. Like many of you, I’m a fan of “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. Shortly after that, we moved to Gypsum, where my best friend Steve’s older sisters had all of the Beatles records at that time. They continued to purchase them until we moved back to Grand Junction in August 1969.“Meet the Beatles,” their first American release, and “Hard Days Night” are the two I remember listening to the most. That is, at least until “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver” came out in December 1965 and August 1966, respectively. It was also around that time that I saw “Hard Days Night.”It was about that same time that Steve’s sisters moved out of the house and took all of their records. So the only exposure I had with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club,” “Magical Mystery Tour” and the “White Album” were from the 45s we bought when we went to Glenwood Springs or came to Grand Junction.We moved back to Grand Junction in time for me to start junior high school at Immaculate Heart Of Mary. For some reason there was a turntable in the lunch room and on more than one occasion someone was playing the Beatles “Abbey Road” during lunch. But the nuns eventually put a stop to it.