Category Archives: Radio

The Beatles’ first radio interview

At 8.45pm on this date, before their fourth and final live appearance at the Hulme Hall in Birkenhead, The Beatles recorded a radio interview for Radio Clatterbridge. It is the group's first surviving spoken-word interview. Read more »

Radio: The Friday Spectacular

This was The Beatles' first appearance on Radio Luxembourg, one of the earliest commercial radio stations broadcasting to the United Kingdom, and an important source of rock 'n' roll music for many teenagers in the early 1960s. Read more »

Radio audition: BBC Broadcasting House, Manchester

Since taking over management of The Beatles, Brian Epstein had his sights set further afield from shows in the clubs of Liverpool. He wanted the group to perform in more reputable ballrooms and theatres, to appear on television and radio, and to secure a recording contract. Read more »