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The Beatles In America - 1964 (2 Hours @ 59:00 or 54:00)

From: Paul Ingles
Length: 01:57:56

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A lively two-hour montage of rare archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews on The Beatles' first U.S. grand tour. (Hour 1 can stand alone without second hour if you can't possibly place both at once - also, Hour 1 focuses on January-February 1964 / Hour 2 focuses on the Beatles summer tour of the US in August/September 1964 - so Hour 1 can go early in 2014, Hour 2 later in the year). Originally distributed by PRI, now available to all stations.

Beatleslogo_small When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture. Paul Ingles hosts The Beatles in America - 1964 and takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively two-hour montage features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The Beatles frenzy. Some of the recordings featured in this program haven't been played publicly in 40 years. They are available here because of Larry Kane and Art Schreiber, two reporters who made almost every stop of The Beatle's 1964 tour and had remarkable access to the band. Their interviews capture the boys'wonder, humor, and thoughtful analysis of the madness that was swirling around them and enveloping the nation. Ingles talks with historians and authors whose enthusiasm and excitement also reflects that phenomenal time. Naturally, The Beatles in America - 1964 includes plenty of hits from that year, but in true public radio form, it also showcases lesser-heard gems from early Beatle's albums that fans wore through. Join Paul Ingles for a thrilling walk down musical memory lane. Offered to PRI affiliates only in 2004. Now available to all public radio stations. Although produced for 40th anniversary of Beatles arrival in America, no specific mention of the anniversary is made so it plays as an evergreen of that remarkable first year of America's experience with the Beatles.

Each hour has an optional 5 minute "Segment 2" which can be deleted if you need a newscast friendly hour.

Piece Description

When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture. Paul Ingles hosts The Beatles in America - 1964 and takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively two-hour montage features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The Beatles frenzy. Some of the recordings featured in this program haven't been played publicly in 40 years. They are available here because of Larry Kane and Art Schreiber, two reporters who made almost every stop of The Beatle's 1964 tour and had remarkable access to the band. Their interviews capture the boys'wonder, humor, and thoughtful analysis of the madness that was swirling around them and enveloping the nation. Ingles talks with historians and authors whose enthusiasm and excitement also reflects that phenomenal time. Naturally, The Beatles in America - 1964 includes plenty of hits from that year, but in true public radio form, it also showcases lesser-heard gems from early Beatle's albums that fans wore through. Join Paul Ingles for a thrilling walk down musical memory lane. Offered to PRI affiliates only in 2004. Now available to all public radio stations. Although produced for 40th anniversary of Beatles arrival in America, no specific mention of the anniversary is made so it plays as an evergreen of that remarkable first year of America's experience with the Beatles.

Each hour has an optional 5 minute "Segment 2" which can be deleted if you need a newscast friendly hour.

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Just a heads up that a DJ got sick at the last minute and I'm plugging in the 2 hour program tonight, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 7-9pm MST.

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Review of The Beatles In America - 1964 (Hour 1)

What were youi doing 42 years ago? Relive the energy that was Beatlemania with songs, interveiws and a whole lot of history regarding the Beatles coming to America. Lots of great old music in total context. A most enjoyable and informative hour of programing.

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Review of The Beatles In America - 1964 (Hour 1)

excellent piece of history. i thought i had listen to everything. but i was wrong. it's always a thrill to find rare interveiw. this is one of the best
i've found. thank you to PRX for their
excellent sites.

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Broadcast History

Offered to public radio in 2004. About 100 stations carried it. Although produced for 40th anniversary of Beatles arrival in America, no specific mention of the anniversary is made so it plays as an evergreen of that remarkable first year of America's experience with the Beatles.

Timing and Cues

Hour1-Segment One- Opening Billboard 00:00 - 00:59
Hour1-Segment Two- News Hole Content - Optional Cutaway 01:00 - 06:00
Hour1-Segment Three - 06:00 - 29:14 (OutQ: PRI, Public Radio International)
Hour1-Segment Four - 29:15 - 59:00 (Segment Four begins with the instrumental opening of a Beatles tune over which :30 of local announcements can be made)

Hour2-Segment One- Opening Billboard 00:00 - 00:59
Hour2-Segment Two- News Hole Content - Optional Cutaway 01:00 - 06:00
Hour2-Segment Three - 06:00 - 30:09 (OutQ: PRI, Public Radio International)
Hour2-Segment Four - 30:10 - 59:00 (Segment Four begins with the instrumental opening of a Beatles tune over which :30 of local announcements can be made)

Musical Works

Beatles Songs Heard Whole or In Part:
Twist and Shout, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Chains, Little Child, All My Loving, Til There Was You, She Loves You, This Boy, Slow Down, Twist and Shout, Things We Said Today, And I Love Her, When I Get Home, Can?t Buy Me Love, It Won?t Be Long, She Loves You,Long Tall Sally

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Related Website

http://www.paulingles.com/Beatles64.html