Rochelle Wisoff-Fields photo

She’d been obsessed by the Beatles since she first heard “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in 1963.  For Christmas that year,  a HiFi record player was her only request.  She spent hours playing their music.

Her life was defined by their songs. Sargeant Pepper and The White Album brought back vivid college memories.  She had cried when they disbanded.  And when John was murdered.  And when George died.

Her 64th birthday party featured everything Beatles including a giant Yellow Submarine.  And now here she was, 68 years old, still obsessed. Her WordPress blog stated “I Believe In Yesterday”.



About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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16 Responses to Obsession

  1. magarisa says:

    What a lovely story. Is it autobiographical, by any chance?

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  2. jillyfunnell says:

    Beautifully told with all those song titles evoking memories for me too.

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  3. Ah, loved this story! Their music will never die. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  4. lisarey1990 says:

    A wonderful piece.

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  5. Dear Ruth,

    I feel her…intimately. There has never been another band in my life such as the four lads from Liverpool. Nicely done.



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  6. Committed fan whose life was enhanced by The Beatles like so many lives

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  7. The Beatle’s music has accompanied me along every mile of the Long and Winding Road of life. A delightful piece.

    Click to read my FriFic tale

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  8. Dale says:

    When you love, you love… NO questions!

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  9. granonine says:

    Loved this. We had similar ideas this week.

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  10. 4963andypop says:

    Her being obsessed is almost like her being possessed!

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  11. Sue Sanders says:

    So good, Ruth. Lots of memories with their songs.


  12. Iain Kelly says:

    A bit of autobiography this week? Fond memories.


  13. puppy1952 says:

    Nothing like the Beatles before or since!


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