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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 04:14 PM
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It was 42 years ago today...
that these lads arrived on American shores.





And the rest is hysteria.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 04:17 PM
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1. YIKES! I remember we thought they were all crazy.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 04:18 PM
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2. They got haircuts the day before
:rofl:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 04:18 PM
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3. Well it was 20 years ago today....
um, never mind.

And what's with the acoustic guitars? :shrug:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 04:24 PM
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4. It was 42 years ago
Electricity hadn't been discovered yet, silly. :eyes:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 04:29 PM
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5. They look like Simon and Garfunkel
With those acoustic guitars.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 04:45 PM
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6. Meh, who cares about hippy music?
That was from the age of young white guys imitating old black men… badly, I might add.

I'd much rather curl up with a nice Ministry CD or something. Or maybe Skinny Puppy.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 04:48 PM
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7. oooohhh, I wish I was as cool as you.....
:hurts: :puke: :boring: :boring: :boring:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 05:28 PM
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10. Why downgrade?
:yourock:
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 06:28 PM
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17. The bands I named are a good 10 years past counting as "cool" -NT
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 04:52 PM
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8. I remember them on the Ed Sullivan show.
The girls went nuts. The guys in my high school changed the words in their songs.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 05:21 PM
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9. And I bet some of 'em started wearing
Beatle boots and letting their hair grow.

Jealousy can drive people to do odd things.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 05:30 PM
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12. The guys wore their pants with the legs pegged.
High school fashion changed.

I noticed but I was never part of that group.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 05:28 PM
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11. Cute young things
"Damned hippie radicals" my father always called them (they and anyone else who was young and didn't listen to Hank Williams).
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 05:33 PM
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13. Hey, Hank Sr. rocked
(Not literally, of course.)

Sucks that I had to be about 40 before realizing that.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 05:36 PM
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14. Oh, I agree
I grew up on old fashioned country and bluegrass music and I loved it. Still do. But I also love rock and my father could never see any value whatsoever in any of it. He refused to accept that Neil Young's roots are very country, for instance, or that much of it was influenced by music he listened to. (though in later years, he began sneaking pieces into his repertoire - he plays guitar and sings. He even did a pretty good version of "Yesterday").
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 06:01 PM
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15. That was the thing about the Beatles
From about 1966 on, they defied genre. I can't imagine anyone who doesn't like at least one Beatles song.

Hell, they covered "Act Naturally," which was written by John Russell and first recorded by Buck Owens.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 06:19 PM
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16. I saw them on Ed Sullivan to see all the screaming girl hysteria ...
and to pretend that I was too sophisticated for all that type of behavior. A pretentious pre-teen, I was.

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