The opening song for the first anthology sets a good mood for continuing with the video.
“My Life” is a very moving song that portrays the love the Beatles’ members had for each other and
how they always stuck together. The line, “But of all these friends and lovers, there is no one
compares with you” stuck out to me most and just shows how much all of them cared for each other
and cherished the times they had together.
In the beginning they described each of their childhoods and what their young life was like.
It was difficult to decipher which voice belonged to which band member, but I was able to figure it
out. Each of them had a very different life growing up. John was raised by his aunt after his
parents split up when he was young. His mother visited him often and taught him to play the banjo
and then the guitar. Paul was born in Liverpool and his mother was a nurse and midwife. He traded
in his harmonica for a guitar so he would be able to sing and play at the same time. George lived
down the road from Paul in Liverpool and his father was a bus driver. When he was 13 or 14,
George was fascinated with guitars and would always draw different designs of guitars. Ringo
lived in Liverpool with his father who was a cake baker. He became ill at a young age with
appendicitis causing him to fall behind in school. At 13, Ringo bought his first base drum. It was
interesting to me to learn about the different lives each of them had growing up and to know they
weren’t all friends in their younger years. It also caught my attention to know that each of them
knew they loved music and had musical talent at a young age. They all started to play when they
were young and in their early teens.
Another story that I found very interesting was told by Paul. He said they would travel
across Liverpool by bus to meet with a man who could teach them a new guitar chord, B7. Today,
anyone can learn guitar through the internet but back then it was more...