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Beatles Fans Celebrate 50 Years

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DIMONDALE, Mich. (WLNS) - It was an event that changed our country forever, 50 years ago Sunday, The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and became the sound of a generation.

For Vicki Spector-Walker and her husband Jim, the beat goes on in an incredible way.

6 News Greg Adaline went on a truly magical mystery tour of their Dimondale home.

From the outside it's just another house in Dimondale, but once you step inside Vicki and Jim's place, you quickly notice they've brought Liverpool to their living room.

Each room, yes, even the bathrooms in this 2000 square-foot home make up a shrine to a rock 'n roll revolution that started 50 years ago.

Beatles artwork and artifacts donated and collected over the course of five decades from the headlines to the hairdo's to the household novelties, over 5,000 pieces, many one-of-a-kind, are displayed all over the home.

The albums span the walls and the ceiling, but for Vicki, Jim and so many others, a love for the Beatles knows no bounds.

The Beatles started it all. They influenced not only music, but how we dressed, how we thought about drugs, how we thought about the war in Vietnam and how we thought about our parents.

Each piece has a story. You could safely say The Beatles brought these two together in the first place.

Vicki wanted to buy a rare George Harrison magazine cover and could only find it from a memorabilia dealer in the UK, which was Jim Walker.

That led to a five-year online relationship which eventually brought Jim across the Atlantic to Lansing. The two were married in 2009 and now keep the spirit alive through their museum, the Spector-Walker Beatles Collection

It's only fitting after all The Beatles have brought generations together since that February night in 1964.

"We have people age 8 through 80 and they're all Beatles fans, it's just cool," said Vicki Spector-Walker.

Four guys from across the ocean, 50 years later, still capturing hearts and houses.

The Spector-Walker Beatles Collection is open by appointment. If you'd like to take a tour, call(517) 488-6442 or e-mail jpgr2011@hotmail.com.

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