On Tuesday 17th December, 1963 James Carroll at radio station WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio.
Carroll played I Want To Hold Your Hand, which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from the UK.
Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every hour. Since it hadn’t been released yet in the States, Capitol Records initially considered court action, but instead released the single earlier than planned.
Well, the rest is, of course, history and interest in the greatest band the world has ever seen has never diminished.
As well as radio stations featuring music from Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, we also have Exclusively John, Paul, George & Ringo, a station where we play the best of their solo music after the Beatles,
For all of the music this incredible band made, check out our dedicated station.
EXCLUSIVELY THE BEATLES LISTEN LIVE