Beatlemania!

February 10, 2014 Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM EDT

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February 10, 2014 Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM EDT

Judging by tweets and Facebook postings during the Beatles salute, the Fab Four is still as beloved and influential today as the group was 50 years ago! The music is pure genius and timeless. This is reinforced to me every time I overhear my 9-year old singing a Beatles song!

I wasn't around for the big arrival in '64. I would be born the year later, and by the time I was old enough to become a fan, the Beatles had broken up. Still, my fascination with the band and the music was as strong as ever. I remember my sisters (we shared everything) had the Greatest Hits albums. One was red and the other was blue. Both carried the Apple label. We played those records so much I am surprised they didn't wear out! I wonder where they are today??!!

What's my favorite song??? Oh my goodness, can anyone really give just one or two??? When I was a young girl, I favored the band's early work, and of course, had a crush on Paul. As I got older, I learned to appreciate the later work and started favoring George Harrison.

Once the band members went solo, the great music continued. George's "My Sweet Love", John's "Mind Games", "You're 16" from Ringo and of course all the hits from Paul McCartney and Wings. "My Love" is one of my all-time favorites!

These days a Beatles tune can always brighten my day and bring back memories of playing 45's on our record player and later albums on our stereo. It was a wonderfully simple time for a child growing up, and the Beatles brought us so much joy. I am glad we can share that with future generations.