Wednesday 29 January 2014

Where you there when Beatlemania started? The BBC wants to talk to you!

The BBC is doing a feature about Beatlemania, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964.

They are seeking members of the British Beatles Fan Club who were also fans in 1964 and remember the early days of Beatlemania – and who might be interested in talking to the BBC about their memories. 

Ideally, they'd love to talk with anyone who was a teenage girl at the time and remembers being part of the crowds screaming for the Beatles in the UK or the US.  They want to ask about the excitement, about the music, and what it was about the Beatles that made such an impact on them.

If you are interested, please contact the journalist, Lucy, at
Below is some additional information about the show being planned. It is a  daily ten-minute feature on the BBC World Service, broadcast to more than 40m English-language listeners around the world. It was named the UK’s Best Speech Radio programme at the Sony awards last year, the radio equivalent of the Oscars. Each programmes tells the story of an event in history through material from the BBC archives and interviews with eye-witnesses – recent stories range from the execution of Ted Bundy to the battle for Fallujah to Jimi Hendrix’s arrival in London. You can listen to all our programmes online here.

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