Louise Harrison returned to my show today to talk about her book, “My Kid Brother’s Band a.k.a. The Beatles.” We talked about:
- How she was living in Benton, Illinois, in 1963 when she invited George to come visit (five months before he, Paul, John, and Ringo made their famous debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”).
- How locals reacted when George got up to play a few songs with a band at the VFW hall.
- What life was like as kids in Liverpool and their parents’ influence on them.
- How she made Brian Epstein furious during The Beatles’ first trip to New York.
- How she got The Beatles their first exposure on American radio stations.
Previously on Harris Online…
- My conversation with Beatles reporter Larry Kane on the 50th anniversary of their Ed Sullivan debut [2/9/14].
- My conversation with Beatles photographer Henry Grossman [3/6/13].
- My conversation with Larry Kane, author of “When The Beatles Were Boys” [7/28/13].
- My conversation with Leslie Woodhead, author of “How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin” [5/4/13].
- My conversation with historian Kevin Howlett, author of “The Beatles At The BBC” [12/14/13].
- My conversation with Al Wiman about covering The Beatles in LA in 1964 [12/05].