27 October 1962 - Saturday
Hulme Hall
Port Sunlight
Photographer: Don Valentine

This photo is backstage prior to The Beatles' performance at this venue. It was taken during The Beatles' first radio interview conducted by Monty Lister for "Sunday Spin". The program was broadcast via closed-circuit radio to patients of local hospital Cleaver and Clatterbridge.

For questions from "the teenage point of view", Lister brought along
Malcolm Threadgill and Peter Smethurst.

Hear the interview - here

Interestingly, this recording, in essense, is the earliest recording on The Beatles speaking voices and their wit. John, Paul and George can be heard in the distance on the 1960 rehearsal tapes and they all can be heard speaking briefly on The Cavern recordings but this is the earliest to feature conversation.

Just think - they are on the door-step to stardom
and have no clue what lies ahead.


See further details and a transcript of the interview - here

Hear Peter Smethurst, Monty Lister, Sam Leach & Ray O'Brien reminisce
about the interview on a 2002 Radio Clatterbridge special programme
along with an additional transcript - here