There’re many men who are into the Beatles all over the world, and I know one of them…I joined in a class on the Beatles of his last week. It was an English class of spring intensive courses at a university.
The class was already held twice and the one I joined was the third. This time the participants studied inside stories of their songs in chronological order from Love Me Do to I Want to Hold Your Hand.
Simple Time Line (1957-1964)
1957: Paul and John meet each other (July 6)
1958: George joins
1960: “The Quarrymen” to “The Beatles”
The first tour in Hamburg, Germany after an audition in Liverpool
1961: Music scene changes (it becomes more seriously from just BGM)
1963: She Loves You (single) (Aug. 23)
London Palladium Show (Oct. 13)
BBC news and news paper headline
Sweden Tour (Oct.)
I Want to Hold Your Hand (Nov.)
J.F.K is killed. (Nov.)
With the Beatles (album) (Nov.)
Through the class, I saw many videos and listened to many songs of the Beatles and the other musicians.
As for songs of the Beatles I listened in the classroom are not only released ones but also outtakes.
And the class was not just passive for students. We played their songs on the musical instruments like a rock band!
I played “It’s Hard Day’s Night”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “All My Loving” on the bass. My technique was not so good because I hadn’t played the bass for a long time. But that was really fun!