Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thank You, Marsha and Carroll

December 17, 1963

After seeing the human interest piece about the band on CBS News December 10th, Marsha Albert makes a listener request of Carroll James, a DJ on Washington DC radio station WWDC. Play the new record by this unusual group from England called the Beatles.  James asks a stewardess friend, who's on the transatlantic run, if she can get hold of a copy for him.  Today, the record makes a first appearance in the USA on his show. This is before, mind you, the record is released by the Beatles' American label, Capitol Records.

A full year after their British cousins, kids in the US are just beginning to "get it".   (A stewardess! Times really have changed.)

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