THE BEATLES IN AMERICA - 1964

A Two Hour Public Radio Special from
Producer Paul Ingles
and Public Radio International

[Note: This program is for broadcast only and is not available for purchase.]

When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the impact the band would have on the history of popular music and pop culture. Tens of millions of Americans remember their first experiences of hearing the Beatles on their radios, seeing them on television or the movies. A smaller number saw one of their concerts on The Beatles ground-breaking first U.S. tour. Beatle John Lennon used to characterize it like a hurricane with the Beatles trying to keep themselves in the relatively calm eye.

Producer Paul Ingles will be taking public radio listeners back into both the hurricane and its eye in this two hour special.

The Beatles In America - 1964 was fed to public radio stations June 29, 2004. Many stations scheduled it for the July 4th holiday weekend. After all, what better way to mark America's independence from Britain than spotlighting the moment in time when Britain stole a bit of America's heart back? Some will schedule it for Labor Day weekend to mark the exact 40th anniversary of the band's multi-city U.S. tour. Others will play it throughout the remainder of 2004. Call your local public radio station for the date and time in your area. The show is exclusively available to Public Radio International affiliates through November 30, 2004. All public radio stations will have access to the special in December of 2004. Any stations missing the feed may either contact their PRI representative at (612) 338-5000 or producer Paul Ingles at (505) 255-1219.

The program is a lively montage of rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were being swept along into the frenzy back then. Some recordings that will be featured haven't been heard publicly for forty years. These are from reporters Larry Kane and Art Schreiber who traveled along on most every stop of the 1964 tour and had remarkable access to the band. Their interviews really capture their wonder and humor and thoughtful analysis of the madness that was swirling around them. And while listeners will also hear some analysis from historians and authors, it won't weigh down the sheer fun and excitement that the special hopes to convey.

Naturally, there is plenty of Beatle music from 1964 as well. And while you'll hear their hits, in true public radio tradition, you'll also hear some of the lesser heard gems from those first albums that many fans wore through.



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The Beatles

SEQUENCE OF SONGS HEARD IN WHOLE OR IN PART during THE BEATLES IN AMERICA - 1964

HOUR ONE 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, Canít Buy Me Love, It Wonít Be Long, She Loves You,,Long Tall Sally


photo courtesy www.popsiephotos.com

HOUR TWO A Hard Dayís Night, I Want To Hold Your Hand, You Canít Do That, A Hard Dayís Night, Donít Bother Me, I Should Have Known Better, Iíll Cry Instead, Roll Over Beethoven, You Really Got A Hold On Me, If I Fell, Cry For A Shadow, Tell Me Why, Boys, Happy Just To Dance With You, Thank You Girl, Money, I Wanna Be Your Man, PS I Love You, All Iíve Got To Do

photo courtesy www.popsie photos.com

SOME BEATLES BOOKS

Ticket to Ride (Book and CD) by Larry Kane

The Beatles Are Coming (Book and Website)
by Bruce Spizer

The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles

The Complete Beatles Chronicle

BeatlesSongs by William Dowdling

Lennon Legend by James Henke


photo courtesy of The Beatles Are Coming by Bruce Spizer



2004 MUSEUM EXHIBITS FEATURING THE BEATLES in 1964

Experience Music Project - Seattle, Washington
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Beatlesí first trip to America, Experience Music Project presents Beatlemania! America Meets the Beatles, 1964. The exhibit opens Friday, February 27, 2004, and will run through the end of the year in EMPís special exhibit gallery space. Through rare memorabilia, examples of commercial excess, and quirky expressions of fan creativity, Beatlemania! demonstrates the power music has to impact individual lives. Artifacts include Ringo Starrís collarless suit from 1963, Paul McCartneyís handwritten set list from a 1962 performance by the Beatles and a section of wall from the Ed Sullivan Show featuring The Beatlesí signatures and caricatures, among other rare items.

The Museum of Television and Radio - New York and Los Angeles
Where you can always check out The Beatles appearances on Ed Sullivan.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History
The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes features more than 80 never-before-published black-and-white photographs of the ďFab FourĒ that chronicle their 1964 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York and Miami and the bandís train journey from New York to Washington, D.C. Photographs from CBS Archives and archives of photographer Bill Eppridge. Third floor, west wing. Through January 2, 2005.

The Beatles at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland, Ohio
Induction Page and Compact History


The Beatles In America - 1964 Itinerary

August

19- San Francisco - Cow Palace
20- Las Vegas - Convention Hall
21- Seattle - Municipal Stadium
22- Vancouver, Canada - Empire Stadium
23- Los Angeles - Hollywood Bowl
26- Denver - Red Rocks
27- Cincinnati - The Gardens
28- New York - Forest Hills Stadium
30- Atlantic City - Convention Hall
September
2 - Philadelphia - Convention Hall

3 - Indianapolis - State Fair Coliseum
4 - Milwaukee - Auditorium
5 - Chicago - International Amphitheatre
6 - Detroit - Olympia Stadium
7 - Toronto - Maple Leaf Gardens
8 - Montreal - Forum
11 - Jacksonville - Gator Bowl
12 - Boston - Boston Garden
13 - Baltimore - Civic Center
14 - Pittsburgh - Civic Center
15 - Cleveland - Public Auditorium
16 - New Orleans - City Park Stadium
17 - Kansas City - Municipal Stadium
18 - Dallas - Memorial Coliseum
20 - New York - Paramount Theatre

About Producer Paul Ingles

Paul Ingles has been in broadcasting since 1975 and has experience as a producer, news and sports reporter, recording engineer, editor, on-air personality, trainer and manager. Paul has worked at radio and television stations in North Carolina, Washington, DC, Ohio and New Mexico. More recently, as an independent radio producer, he has filed reports for NPR news magazines (Morning Edition and All Things Considered) and NPR newscasts as well as numerous other public radio programs. He has been reporting extensively on The Beatles during this 40th anniversary year. To hear more of his Beatles reporting and programs, click here.

He has produced radio programs on music, popular culture, literature, media literacy and other topics that have been distributed nationally, including two specials spotlighting The Beatles - George Harrison: An Appreciation and The Day John Lennon Died - that were carried on over 100 stations. Paul has also taught a rock 'n' roll history course for the University of New Mexico and written a series of books called THE ROCK HISTORY REFERENCE GUIDES that are in use at dozens of radio stations across the country.

In 2003, he founded the non-profit media organization Good Radio Shows, Inc.

Click here for more about Paul's work.

About Public Radio International

Public Radio International (PRI), an independent, not-for-profit corporation and managing partner of American Public Radio LLC, the satellite radio company, is public radioís leading source for innovative programming and audio content. Based in Minneapolis, the network provides over 400 hours of programming each week, content that is broadcast and streamed online by its 746 affiliates nationwide. PRI programming is also available nationwide via Sirius Satellite Radio.

PRI is known for driving innovation in public radio through partnerships with stations, independent producers, and other organizations, and for working collaboratively to pool resources and share risk, cultivate new talent, and bring diverse voices and perspectives to the public airwaves. PRI affiliate stations reach 29.2 million listeners weekly, and its programming is heard by 15.9 million listeners each week. (Source: Arbitron Nationwide/Act 1 Systems, Persons 12+ in DMA, Monday-Sunday 24 hours based on station broadcast schedules, Spring 03)

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Special thanks to Larry Kane, author of the book Ticket To Ride, from Penquin Paperbacks - Bruce Spizer, author of The Beatles are Coming from 498 Publications - Art Schreiber - Al Sussman - Jerry Bowles - Diane Merriam - Alyse Coseran - Leslie Samuels Healey - Jasen Emmons - Bob Santelli - Tom Cole - Sharon Ball - Tristan Clum - Cousin Brucie Morrow. Some source material provided by Marty Brooks and Gary Pfeiffer.

Reproduction or sale of this program is prohibited - as is rebroadcast without the permission of the producer
(505-255-1219).

The Beatles in America Ė 1964 was produced at Cedar Creek Studios, in Albuquerque, NM.

 

 


 

 

 

author of the book Ticket To Ride, from Penquin Paperbacks - Bruce Spizer, author of The Beatles are Coming from 498 Publications - Art Schreiber - Al Sussman - Jerry Bowles - Diane Merriam - Alyse Coseran - Leslie Samuels Healey - Jasen Emmons - Bob Santelli - Tom Cole - Sharon Ball - Tristan Clum - Cousin Brucie Morrow. Some source material provided by Marty Brooks and Gary Pfeiffer.

Reproduction or sale of this program is prohibited - as is rebroadcast without the permission of the producer
(505-255-1219).

The Beatles in America Ė 1964 was produced at Cedar Creek Studios, in Albuquerque, NM.