THE BEATLES - WASHINGTON 1964

February 9, 2009 – 4:18 am

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THE BEATLES
Baggy Sweegin’ USA! [JFC, 1CD]

It was 45 years ago today… On February 7, 1964, The Beatles embarked on their first trip to the United States. On February 9, they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and on February 11, the Fab Four played their first American concert at the Washington Coliseum.

According to bootlegzone.com, these are off-air recordings and interviews during the Beatles’ first visit to Washington, DC, Feburary 11-12, 1964. Includes the concert performance as well. Assembled by a diligent and resourceful DC-area fan!

Bootlegzone.com also noted: “The first American radio broadcast of I Want to Hold Your Hand (Track 3) was introduced by Marsha Albert on disc jockey Carroll James’ program on WWDC-AM in Washington. The 15-year-old Silver Spring, Maryland, fan had written the station urging them to locate and play the recording by a then-unknown English band. The station’s promotion director prevailed on a BOAC flight crew member to hand-carry a copy of the single back from England nearly a month before its scheduled release date on Capitol Records in the U.S.”

Thanks to halfjapan for sharing the tracks on the internet.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you want to download them at a later date.

Track 01. Marsha Albert On Her Request
Track 02. DJ Carroll James And Marsha Albert Broadcasting On WWDC (Dec. 17, 1963)
3. I Want To Hold Your Hand (Mono UK) (2:24) - Officially released
Track 04. James On Listener Reaction
Track 05. Carroll James At CBS Studio 50 (Feb. 9, 1964)
Track 06. Brian Epstein Heads For Penn Station (The First U.S. Visit - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 07. Ringo About The Train Ride To DC (Anthology 3)
Track 08. Ed Rudy At Union Station (Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 09. Capitol Records Promo Man Fred Martin On The Beatles’ Poise
Track 10. Washington Coliseum Press Conference Report For WCA Radio
Track 11. Carroll James Coliseum Press Conference Excerpts (Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 12. Coliseum TV Interviews (Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 13. John Lennon Promo For WMUC (Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 14. WWDC Interview With Carroll James (Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 15. Paul On Playing In America
Track 16. John And Ringo On Performing
Track 17. DJ Murray The K With Ringo In The Coliseum Dressing Room (Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 18. Neil Aspinall On The Coliseum (Anthology 3)
Track 19. Fred Martin On Its Acoustics
Track 20. Marsha Albert On The Concert Sound
Track 21. Concert Introduction (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 22. Roll Over Beethoven (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)’
Track 23. From Me To You (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 24. I Saw Her Standing There (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 25. This Boy (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 26. All My Loving (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 27. I Wanna Be Your Man (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 28. Please Please Me (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 29. Till There Was You (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 30. She Loves You (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 31. I Want To Hold Your Hand (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 32. Twist And Shout [Incomplete] (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 33. Long Tall Sally (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 34. Paul On The British Embassy (Anthology 3)
Track 35. Ringo At The Embassy With Military Attaché Roger St. John
Track 36. Newsreel From The Embassy (Feb. 11, 1964)
Track 37. Ambassador David Ormsby-Gore With News Man Ed Rudy
Track 38. Ringo On The Embassy Incident
Track 39. Beverly Markowitz-Rubin
Track 40. Ed Rudy And John Lennon
Track 41. John Lennon On Their Treatment
Track 42. Fred Martin On The Embassy
Track 43. Martin On The Shoreham Party
Track 44. Fred Martin On Securing A Train To New York
Track 45. Murray The K With Ringo In Miami Beach (Radio Swingin’ Soiree - Feb. 1964)
Track 46. ITV Interview At London Airport (ITV News - Feb. 22, 1964)
Track 47. Interview With David Coleman For BBC-TV’s Grandstand (Feb. 22, 1964)
Track 48. I Want To Hold Your Hand
Track 49. John Lennon Promo For WMUC (Feb. 11, 1964)

Click here to order The Beatles Live In Washington DC 1964 DVD.

  1. 5 Responses to “THE BEATLES - WASHINGTON 1964”

  2. Excellent, many thanks for this, if you find any other unusual Fab Four, please feel free to share it.
    Mal

    By Mal on Feb 10, 2009

  3. Thanks-I have the show on CD & DVD, but the interview collection is terrific. I puts the concert in context and adds a lot to the listening experience.

    It’s fab, gear, and not at all grotty.

    By Eric on Feb 11, 2009

  4. Thank you very much ! a very historical recording, I was looking for !
    Great share !

    By Micounet on Feb 11, 2009

  5. Hi there,

    Many thanks. Please can you make other CDs from the BEATLES.
    They’re GREAT…..
    Take care………..

    By Georg on Feb 20, 2009

  6. Yes, the day i was born, 11 February 1964

    By Dobs on Nov 26, 2014

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