Man.. I've been listening to them since I was old enough to remember.. My father used to sing to me when I was a child and he normally sang The Beatles... I love their entire story.. they were first made famous in the town they grew up in.. going by The Beatles and everyone thought they were this big hit in Russia... John Lennon, the infamous "bad boy" of The Beatles was an outcast even then.. causing problems.. getting into scraps.. Strawberry Field was the name of a park from their home town... their music has so many hidden meanings it's amazing.
Maxwell's Silver Hammer is one of my favorites.. I love how it's such a happy song, and yet they are talking about a mass murderer who killed women that he was emotionally attached too. Or Lucy.. yeah, is did have some LSD influences.. but not directly.. the song definately isn't about LSD like most want to think... Jude just happed to be in love with a little girl named Lucy.. drew a picture of her with is 16 crayon box, and called it Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds... Yeah.. The Beatles were influced by drugs.. but so was everyone else back then..
The worst thing about it, when I was 6, I asked my father, why don't they come out with music anymore? And my dad then informed me that John Lennon was assassinated... I cried.. hard.. for a long time..
I kinda went about the same route two years later with Kurt Cobain.. =[
P.S. Did y'all here Lucy, the girl that the song was about, is sick, and dying.. she is terminally ill.. =[