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Old Aug 25, 2007, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default Dear Abby
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DEAR ABBY: I am 52 years old and have absolutely adored the Beatles ever since they came over in 1964. At the time, I was growing up in a home filled with domestic violence and alcoholism. When I heard their music, I felt I had a voice for the feelings I had to keep inside -- a safe voice through music. At the same time, I could sense that each of the men in the group was as sincere as their lyrics. To this day, I still listen to Beatles music and care about the surviving members.

I know I'm not alone, as thousands love them all over the world. Even today's teenagers are catching on. I've been to Liverpool twice and have felt the essence of their songs through seeing places where their lives began.
Am I obsessed with the Beatles, or did they arrive at a time in my life when I needed to believe in something? -- VIRGINIA IN WARNER ROBINS, GA.
DEAR VIRGINIA: I'd call you less obsessed than devoted, and with good cause. The Beatles arrived at a time in many people's lives when they needed to believe in something. Their music spoke for a generation and brought sunshine to people of every age when their days were cloudy and their hearts were heavy. It continues to do so today. Things are "getting better all the time"!

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Old Aug 25, 2007, 10:43 PM   #2
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Oh, I love this.
Thanx 4 posting...
I get by with a little help from my friends.
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Old Aug 26, 2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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My dad told me about this! I think that is a great article. The Beatles came into my life at a hard time too.
Don't expect me in the barricades unless its with flowers-John Lennon

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Old Aug 26, 2007, 04:18 PM   #4
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i saw the letter i had a great growing up and the beatles have been and will be my devotion and obsesion you go girl love them strong no problem in that.
in my life i've loved them all
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Old Aug 27, 2007, 05:54 AM   #5
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Abby rocks! She must be a fan, too!
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Old Aug 27, 2007, 04:28 PM   #6
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The lady has good taste. The Beatles have helped many over stumbling blocks in their own Long & Winding Roads and have helped many find ways to Give Peace a Chance and to ease their own Hard Day's Nights and that, With a Little Luck, we'll all Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends. It's Something about the Beatles and their music that has defined one generation and those to follow.

And in the End, it all boils down to how the Beatles can act as unifiers. Music can move mountains and bring people All Together Now!
With a love like that, you know you should be glad, yeah, yeah, yeah!-- Beatles, 1963

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind. -- George Harrison, 1966
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