Nights for Friday 8 November 2013
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:06 On The Spot - Stella McQueen
Impromptu thoughts, perspectives and opinions on either the little or big things of life.
8:25 Music Feature: Lou Reed - What Goes On
Local musicians and music journalists tell of how Lou Reed's music, and his NZ tours of the 70s, shaped our musical psyche.
9:06 Country Life
Rural news and features.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 The Beatles in America - part two of two
When the Beatles arrived in the United States in February 1964, no one could have anticipated the impact the band had on the history of popular music and pop culture. Tens of millions of Americans remember their first experiences of hearing the Beatles on their radios, seeing them on television or the movies.
A smaller number saw one of their concerts on The Beatles ground-breaking first US tour. Beatle John Lennon used to characterize it like a hurricane with the Beatles trying to keep themselves in the relatively calm eye. In tonight’s programme Paul Ingles will take listeners back into both the hurricane and its eye.
The programme is a lively montage of rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were being swept along into the frenzy back then. Some recordings that will be featured haven't been heard publicly for 40 years. These are from reporters Larry Kane and Art Schreiber who travelled along on most every stop of the 1964 tour and had remarkable access to the band. Their interviews really capture their wonder and humor and thoughtful analysis of the madness that was swirling around them.
Naturally, there is plenty of Beatle music from 1964 as well. And while you'll hear their hits, in true public radio tradition, you'll also hear some of the lesser heard gems from those first albums that many fans wore through.