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Recordings reveal Beatles before they inspired mania

Clip: 01/01/2014 | 6m 31s

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.

Aired: 01/01/14

Rating: NR

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