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1963-06-01 - BBC Radio - The Beatles
June 1, 1963 - 9:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
Interviewed By Lee Peters
BBC Paris Studio, London, United Kingdom
Broadcast June 18, 1963, 5:00-5:29 P.M. On BBC Light Programme, Pop Go The Beatles #3
LEE PETERS: A potshot at some R&B from the boys. Now, girls... girls, girls, girls. The fellas here are all putting on so much weight with all the jelly babies you've been sending. Boxes and boxes and boxes of them. They love them, you understand, but uh, but what you've sent so far, there's enough to last them through 'til about 1968, so I think we better cut down on the jelly babies a bit, hey? Oh, and talking about presents, I made a little bit of an idiot last week because somebody wrote in and said it was Ringo's birthday on June the 7th. It is not. I can definitely say that it is on July the 7th. So we'll be pleased to receive all those cards wishing Ringo a happy birthday. We've all heard about the wonders of Nashville, Tennessee, now the Beatles take up a country & western sound...
JOHN: R&B, I say...
PAUL: It's a waltz.
GEORGE: Drab, lad.
LEE PETERS: Really? Well, whatever it is, you take it up, to give us the gin on "Memphis, Tennessee".
GEORGE: Just outside of Liverpool.
JOHN: In Nashville of the North?
LEE PETERS: Just to prove that Ringo on the drums can talk, here he is, to read a card that comes to us from Southport.
RINGO: We've had a request for "A Taste Of Honey" from all Paul fans at the Birkdale convent: Mandy, Trisha, Trudy, Pipper, Di...angela? From a George fan? I'm going back to me drums!
LEE PETERS: Hard luck, Ringo. We all know that today is Paul's twenty-first birthday. In fact, to judge by the number of cards, half the world knows.
ALL: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you.
PAUL: Thank you very much, thank you very much.
LEE PETERS: That's all right.
PAUL: Lee, I'd just like to say uh, to all the people who sent cards, and presents and everything, thank you very much. Okay?
LEE PETERS: Yes, well, are you going to sing something for them?
PAUL: Yeah, "A Taste Of Honey".
LEE PETERS: Lovely.
LEE PETERS: Well, go on.
PAUL: No. Not again.
LEE PETERS: Well, once more won't hurt. They want to hear this one!
GEORGE: I'll play...
LEE PETERS: You promised!
LEE PETERS: Thank you, fellows. "From Me To You".
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