I remember hearing music by The Beatles when I was a young boy. Songs like “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Here Comes the Sun” and “Hey Jude” were in regular rotation, thanks to my folks.
I grew up a fan of the Fab Four’s music. And when I started getting my own music collection started, it makes sense that I gravitated toward The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were the cornerstones to my ever-increasing pile of CDs.
In 1995, I celebrated my 15th birthday with a group of friends who spent the night. They brought gifts, we had pizza and we played video games into the wee morning hours. I still smile when I think back to those days and those guys.
My parents, besides hosting the gathering and providing the pizza, also gave me a gift: The Beatles’ “Live at the BBC” CD set. It was released in late 1994, and I’d had it on my radar all those months. Obviously, I was pretty pumped to give it a listen.