I was maybe 11 or 12 years old when my parents gave me these two comprehensive collections of Beatles music…truly life changing gifts. I immersed myself in their music and began a lifelong love affair with rock music in the process. In the decade that grew with The Beatles, the entire world changed drastically. Having it broken into 2 distinct 4 year periods was an awesome time capsule/history lesson. I love the innocence of the early years, but once the Liverpool lads stopped performing live and concentrated all their efforts on the studio, that is where things got revolutionary. Every song on both these collections is essential listening, but some of my personal favorites are Strawberry Fields Forever, I Am The Walrus, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and Eleanor Rigby. The Beatles paved the way for everything I have listened to since being introduced to the magic they created together.
Written By Braddon S. Williams