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Posted on September 29, 2006 at 11:46 PM
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.
Posted on February 25, 2006 at 12:28 PM
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
Posted on April 29, 2005 at 03:56 AM
What a time trip. Took me instantly back 40 years plus. I felt young again in a more innocent time.
Posted on April 28, 2005 at 10:07 AM
Incredible weaving, great writing -- Paul did his homework and came up with a homerun.
Posted on April 27, 2005 at 04:55 PM
There have been tons of documentary films on the Beatles, but this radio piece is the most engaging of them all. Not that I have seen or heard all the documentaries on the Beatles.
But, I can safely say that 'The Beatles in America-1964' could not have been told better in any other medium. Paul Ingles has very skillfully and appropriately used archived materials throughout the piece that takes you to the year 1964 and make you feel what it was like to be a teenager and a radio listener. The piece also demonstrates how equally good the Beatles members were at communicating with the media and fans. Can you think of another band who had or has that?
D. Cameron Lawrence
Posted on March 25, 2005 at 12:35 AM
This series consists of two one-hour programs and takes listeners back to 1964, when the Beatles swept through America like a tornado.
Hosted by the dulcet-voiced Paul Ingles, this lively, well-produced program pulls together many archival audio elements, such as newscasts, and teams them with remembrances of reporters, radio DJs and others caught in the frenzy of Beatlemania. Add in plenty of Beatles music - including several less familiar pieces and some lovely ballads - and you’ve got a very pleasant hour in Radio Land.
As a 40-something, I was there, and Ingles does a great job of taking us back to that year when the Fab Four knocked us over. Fascinating to hear is tape of concerts where the Beatles sound unpolished, even a tad off-key at times, no doubt having trouble with the incredible screaming of their fans.
There’s nothing experimental or unusual here – just highly listenable radio. The combination of music and the voices of those remembering the time keep the program moving. The description on PRX calls the programs “a thrilling walk down musical memory lane.” It is indeed.
I assume hour two is just as good. I can’t wait.