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Newly Released Recordings Reveal Beatles Before They Inspired Mania

There's a newly released C.D. of very early Beatles performances on BBC Radio, recorded in the days when almost no one in this country had even heard of them.
Newly Released Recordings Reveal Beatles Before They Inspired Mania
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Via PBS News Hour:

Before the Beatles took America by storm, Paul, John, Ringo and George were featured on BBC radio programs 53 times. Those Beatles performances, recorded between 1962 and 1965, have now been released. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kevin Howlett of BBC about his laborious search for many of these live, early, pre-Beatlemania recordings.

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HARI SREENIVASAN: Finally tonight: Jeff Brown takes a look at a newly released C.D. of very early Beatles performances on BBC Radio, recorded in the days when almost no one in this country had even heard of them. 

JEFFREY BROWN: In the early 1960s, whe...

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