• Short Summary

    THE BEATLES IN AMERICA... THE BRITISH POP QUARTET WITH THE YOKEL HAIR-DOS...DRAWING 8,600 PEOPLE TO?

  • Description

    THE BEATLES IN AMERICA... THE BRITISH POP QUARTET WITH THE YOKEL HAIR-DOS...DRAWING 8,600 PEOPLE TO THE COLISEUM IN WASHINGTON.

    ALL SEATS WERE SOLD OUT A WEEK AGO TO THE BIGGEST BEATLE AUDIENCE ON RECORD. AND IT WAS THE SAME STORY WITH THE SAME JOKES, SLOGANS AND WIGS AT THE CARNEGIE HALL IN NEW YORK WHEN THEY APPEARED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    A TYPICAL BEATLESQUE SHOW - SCARCELY ANYONE HEARING WHAT WAS SUNG OR SAID AMID THE UPROAR OF JUMPING FANS,
    ONE BEATLE WRITING FOR A BRITISH NEWSPAPER HAS TOLD OF THE TINGLING EFFECT THE FANS HAVE ON HIM. "IT IS REALLY AN ELECTRIC THING. THE EMOTION COMING FROM THE FANS HITS YOU RIGHT IN THE STOMACH. IT'S A TINGLING, A VIBRATION THAT SPREADS ALL OVER YOUR BODY UNTIL YOU'RE GLOWING. YOU FEEL YOU COULD GO ON AND ON FOR EVER. TIM STANDS STILL".

    BUT AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON WHERE THEY'D BEEN INVITED TO A CHARITY DANCE THE RECEPTION WASN'T SO ELECTRIC. ONE GUEST SEIZED A BEATLES HEAD AND SNIPPED OFF A LOCK WITHOUT ASKING.

    HUNDREDS OF GUESTS IN THE BALLROOM DEMANDED AUTOGRAPHS AND ONE BEATLE WAS PUSHED AND PULLED BY A SCRUM OF YOUNG OFFICIALS. "THIS LOT HERE ARE TERRIFYING", SAID RINGO STARR.

    BUT ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, WITH THE BEATLES FINALLY CONDUCTING A RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW, IN MOCK ETONIAN ACCENTS. THEN, A MEETING WITH THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR, SIR DAVID ORMSBY-GORE, AND AN APOLOGY FROM HIS WIFE FOR THE RECEPTION THEY'D ENDURED IN THE BALLROOM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3DPTBSZJVJM7I72WM3ON32HHU
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DPTBSZJVJM7I72WM3ON32HHU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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