On 7 November 1963 'The Beatles' arrive to play Dublin's Adelphi cinema.
Reporter Frank Hall talks to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr about fame, the Mersey sound, hair-styles, their Irish connections and George's mother, who has come to Ireland to see the show. The Beatles antics and the noise of aircraft in the background put Frank Hall's professional skills to the test.
The band is welcomed as they get off the plane at Dublin airport by RTÉ Radio's Paul Russell who introduces them to reporter Frank Hall.
The Beatles talk to Frank Hall at Dublin Airport (1963)
Outside the Adelphi cinema in Abbey Street, Dublin, there are scenes of mass hysteria as fans wait for the arrival of the Liverpudlian popstars. Frank Hall talks to some fans while the police try to keep order. Fans describe the Beatles singing, their hair and their jackets as "fabulous" and "gorgeous". One girl says she does not like the Beatles and is only there to get a ticket for Helen Shapiro.
Frank Hall talks to Beatles fans outside the Adelphi on Middle Abbey Street, Dublin (1963)
A RTÉ News report by Frank Hall from 7 November, 1963.