Throughout my teenage years I spend most of time listening to punk music. It was a great period of time because everyone in family was pretty much listening to punk music too. I remember going to my cousin's house and spending most our time watch Blink 182 music videos. I got my first portable CD player too around that time; so I was finally begging my dad to pass me his CDs he had. I was finally getting somewhere with music, until I had the pleasure of discovering a certain band.
I was like 13 or 14 when I really started to get into The Beatles. I remember hearing some of tunes before like when my dad use to whistle them around the house, but I never went out of my way to really listen to them. I guess got into them when I actually started to play music. I became much more interested around what "good classic music" was and started asking around. Everyone pretty much knew who The Beatles were, so it was my mission to figure out who they were.
After doing more research and discovering more hits from these guys, I was hooked on them. I spent a lot of my time listening to The Beatles everyday. I eventually reached a point where I really wanted to be like them. I spent 24/7 listening to them, watching interviews, and trying to learn their songs on the guitar. I don't really know why I ended up loving them so much. I think it just because I had respect for all the meaningful music they made and the hard work they really put into being unique. It was great because around that time The Beatles on Itunes happen. It was time to finally buy some of their albums for the long run.
Before I even bought an album by them, I made sure to do my research on what was their best album according to... everyone I guess. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is the album that kept popping up everywhere. No matter what, it seemed like this was album that all music lovers praised and worshiped. So after a couple of days, I finally got it. I got my classic IPod, sync it, laid on my bed with my headphones on, and started my journey through this album.
Now as my last year of school as a senior, The Beatles keep remaining the most important band of all time to me. It's kind of funny because I ended up buying a copy of The Rolling Stone's Magazine 500 greatest album of all time and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was number 1. I wasn't surprised, I knew it had to be up there in the top 10. It's kind of hard to denied how important they have been to me; just ask my parents. We all have a different reason why we love The Beatles, but we all know there's some type of connection.