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Kevin Howlett restored the BBC's archive of The Beatles on BBC radio and TV early in their career. Today he explains the juxtaposition of the “radical” Beatles and the more formal radio and TV actors:

I think it’s important to put yourself back in that era, and this is the year [1963] before it all happens in America and internationally, this is the breakthrough year for The Beatles, make or break time. And what they were doing was revolutionary and shocking: the choice of material, the way they were allowed to be themselves on the air and be so witty and irreverent, all in a very good-natured way, but the culture clash of the cheeky lads from Liverpool with the trained actors who might be presenting programs with them.

photo cred: Harry Myers/Rex Features

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nprfreshair:

Kevin Howlett restored the BBC's archive of The Beatles on BBC radio and TV early in their career. Today he explains the juxtaposition of the “radical” Beatles and the more formal radio and TV actors:

I think it’s important to put yourself back in that era, and this is the year [1963] before it all happens in America and internationally, this is the breakthrough year for The Beatles, make or break time. And what they were doing was revolutionary and shocking: the choice of material, the way they were allowed to be themselves on the air and be so witty and irreverent, all in a very good-natured way, but the culture clash of the cheeky lads from Liverpool with the trained actors who might be presenting programs with them.

photo cred: Harry Myers/Rex Features

Love it.