Meeting the Beatles 1963

On 7 November 1963 the Beatles arrived in Ireland to play the Adelphi on Abbey Street, Dublin. Ted Dennis, the head cleaner at the Adelphi, recalls meeting the Liverpudlian group.

Ted's job was to make sure that the Beatles had any refreshments that they wanted in their dressing room. Ted describes Paul McCartney as "a very pleasant chap" but Lennon as "aloof".

This radio clip is taken from the programme 'They Were Our Ecstacy' about the Beatles visit to Ireland in 1963.

'They Were Our Ecstasy' is a radio documentary on the visit of The Beatles to Dublin in 1963. The full programme includes interviews with Harry Lush (Manager at the Adelphi), Frank Hall (Broadcaster), John Olohan (Actor), Donal McCann (then Journalist), Ken Stewart (Journalist), Ted Dennis (Head Cleaner at the Adelphi), Joe Murtagh (Programme Seller at the Adelphi), John Keogh (Musician), Liz Crowe (Fan), Mags Graham (Fan), Eanna Brophy (Journalist), Mog Ahern (Fan), and John Healy (Journalist). The programme was produced and prestented by Barry McGovern.

This programme was first broadcast on RTÉ Radio on 13 March, 1993.

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