EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
the BEATLES – I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
December 26, 1963 (US)
When the Beatles landed in New York City 50 years ago this week on February 7, 1964 it set off a shock wave of inconceivable historic influence.
But that was only the vibe manifested in human form of four lads from Liverpool; what happened two months previous on December 26, 1963 was the catalyst for this epoch.
00individual was 13 years old when life and music were changed forever by the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.
With this two minute twenty-four second song, the Beatles generated a music style, a fashion style, a hair style, a youth culture style and a whole new attitude.
Their aura was so encompassing that you couldn’t help but get caught up in the good feeling that what they started was just the beginning of something bigger – and it was.
This new music immediately made ancient the traditional homogenized songs and albums that were the staple for decades.
We had just experienced a newly discovered world, a world that was free of tradition, and therefore, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was the first truly revolutionary song that had absolutely no axe to grind – yet was more powerful than all of the protest songs, marches, or sit-ins combined. Why? Because it was fucking fun, joyous and liberating!
Through this new musical “revolution” the Beatles created an innocent subliminal “Question Authority” mentality in it’s listeners – a perfect example of “the Pen is mightier than the Sword”.
For whether we knew it or not our consciousness was raised, and once your consciousness is raised it cannot be lowered.
So, through Rock ‘n’ Roll sage wisdom 00individual sincerely believes that it was the first 30 seconds of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” that magically awoke a whole generation to the fact that there was much more to life than we were led to believe or were allowed to live.
I remember vividly the first time I heard ”I Want to Hold Your Hand” and that’s exactly how I felt – enlightened – but I didn’t know why at the time. All I knew was that if new worlds that uplifted the soul could be opened by a great group’s song, then that’s where I wanted to be.
It’s late December 1963, you’ve heard rumblings about this new “combo” the Beatles, then soon afterward you hear the radio DJ announce that the next record will be ”I Want to Hold Your Hand” – you turn up the radio and immediately you’re grabbed by that perfect 3X3 intro that builds as it pulls you in to lyrics of the simple joy of holding hands – and that’s all it took, 30 seconds –
and the world changed forever.
Try it out!
In righteous original mono, like the way we first heard it on the radio:
the BEATLES – 30 SECONDS THAT TRANSFORMED A GENERATION
– Please disregard any advertisements that may appear on this site –
00individual does not endorse nor receive any payment of any kind from any advertiser(s).