BBC Airs Lost Beatles Interview

Lennon and McCartney talk about first meeting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 1, 2008 11:00 AM CDT
The Beatles John Lennon, left, Paul McCartney, center background, Ringo Starr, second from right, and George Harrison, right, join the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Wales in 1967.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – BBC Radio today aired a long lost Beatles interview featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney talking about the day they met and their songwriting partnership. The precious film sat forgotten for 44 years in a garage in south London until film fan Richard Jeffs realized a piece of pop history was contained inside.

Experts were surprised to find the audio portion still usable for a nine-minute radio broadcast, which was originally recorded at the Scottish Television studios in April 1964 during the early days of Beatlemania. On the tape, Lennon tells how he was playing with a skiffle band outside Liverpool when McCartney introduced himself.