Dee Snider Recalls How He Realized He Couldn’t Be One Of The Beatles

Dee Snider remembered the first time he listened to one of the most popular songs of the Beatles during a recent interview with Louder Sound and unveiled that he wanted to be a member of the Fab Four even when he was just an 8-year-old boy.

As you may already know, The Beatles released their song entitled ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ in late 1963. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and it became one of the band’s most popular songs which ranked No. 1 on the numerous charts and stayed there for weeks.

The song also became the band’s first American No. 1 hit and their best-selling single worldwide as it sold more than ten million copies. During his recent conversation, Dee Snider stated that he was eight years old when he first listened to the song on the radio and recalled that he admired the music and lyrics of ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ so much that he wanted to join The Beatles.

However, he then realized he couldn’t be a part of the band but still didn’t give up on his dream of becoming a rock star. Thus, Snider’s childhood dream turned into his lifelong passion and profession which made him the lead singer of a very successful metal band, Twisted Sister.

In Snider’s words, he said:

“As with so many other rockers of my vintage – Ozzy and Rob Halford among them – The Beatles were the flashpoint for launching me on this path. This was a game-changer. It has those wonderful harmonies, and the Ooohs and the Aaaahs, but it also has these hard, aggressive, clanging guitars.

I was eight years old when this was released, and after hearing it on the radio, and then seeing that legendary Ed Sullivan show performance, that was it, I wanted to be a Beatle. I quickly realized that I couldn’t actually be a Beatle, but I could be a rock star, and that plan never changed.

You can listen to the song below.