The Beatles: Jim Schembri’s interview with Beatles expert Larry Kane
THE BEATLES: a superb new documentary sheds new light on the band’s impact on America.
When The Beatles decided to take on America in 1964 millions of people saw them perform, but only one reporter witnessed the whole phenomenon from the inside.
Philadelphia newsman Larry Kane is now 73 and is a major media figure in the US. Back in the turbulent early-1960s he became the only broadcast journalist to follow The Beatles across their culture-changing tours of 1964 and 1965.
A young Larry Kane interviews Paul McCartney.
He has written three acclaimed books about The Beatles: Ticket to Ride (2003); Lennon Revealed (2005); and When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top (2013). Kane is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on the Beatles, and the only person to witness their American assault from such proximity.
In Ron Howard’s remarkable documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, Kane is one of a handful of experts to offer insights about the band’s American experience and the positive influence they had on a troubled nation.
Larry Kane today.
In this interview Kane tells us about his involvement in the film, how he landed the gig and reflects on his experiences with the Fab Four.
Click play for the interview with Larry Kane
Click play for a trailer for the film