Sunday, January 3, 2010


On August 13th, 1965, The Beatles returned to New York City to begin their second North American tour:

As with their previous visits, the New York radio stations competed fiercely to gain access to the group, with round-the-clock coverage. WABC (AM 770) staked out a place at the Warwick Hotel where the group was staying:

The Beatles' first task was the usual press conference; being the first of the tour it was heavily attended by radio, newsreel, TV, and print outlets. Here is a composite recording of the conference from multiple sources:

After the conference, WABC's Dan Ingram and Cousin Bruce Morrow (above) broadcast live interviews from the Beatle suite, presenting the group with "Orders Of The All-American Medals":

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