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Can't buy me love: Epstein, The Beatles and Panorama
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Those of us in the UK can watch these brief interviews with Brian Epstein and Maureen Cleave from a 1964 edition of the BBC's Panorama. I suspect there's an IP restriction for people elsewhere.

It's a fascinating look at how things have changed in the years since. Cleave: "They [The Beatles] rather like the fact he [Epstein] has a Bentley, and a Jaguar, and a coloured manservant. They like the riches and glamour that his life seems to have."

At the end there's a shot at the end of a band recording in Studio Two, Abbey Road. Is it Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas? Gerry and the Pacemakers? The lyrics go "Walk the streets at night/Looking for someone" – I can only find a reggae version of the song by Derrick Harriott.

For those who are interested, the 15-minute Panorama item first went out on 30 March 1964, and also had interviews with Cilla Black and Gerry Marsden, plus stock footage of The Beatles in America and arriving at an airport, and Ringo being mobbed outside his house and running to George's car. There's also a shot of Prince Philip presenting an award to them on stage on 23 March 64. I haven't got the whole clip but was able to do a bit of background research.

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