NewsVault: The Hilly Rose Exclusive Beatles Interview August 19, 1964

The News Vault from KCBS Radio
Wednesday, August 14th
In August, 1964, The Beatles launched their first American tour, and the first stop was San Francisco. In the midst of Beatlemania, an enterprising KCBS Radio journalist named Hilly Rose scored an exclusive: an interview with the Fab Four in their hotel room.  This episode includes the actual interview, held in the collection of the Bay Area Radio Museum, as well as an interview with Rose conducted in 2014 in which he told the story of how he scored his scoop. The typed label on the reel-to-reel tape box was clearly added later as it places the year as "1965" rather than the correct "1964".