What an honor it was to talk to Motown founder Berry Gordy, Radio Personalities, Harry Harrison and Cousin Brucie as well as News Anchor, Larry Kane this morning.

Gordy, the visionary who created a sound for a generation, is still going strong with ‘Motown: The Musical’ taking Broadway by storm!

As WCBS-FM celebrates 50 years since The Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan Show, who better to speak to than these men who had a connection to the Fab Four’s early years!

The stories they shared at our live broadcast from The Plaza Hotel (where The Beatles stayed when first arriving) were simply mind blowing!

The Beatles used three of Berry’s early songs and he shared how the whole ‘agreement’ came about, including “a game of chicken” that Mr. Gordy says he “would have done again if he had a chance.”

The last minute decision to let the Fab Four use his music tied him to The Beatles forever!

Berry also speaks about his recent ‘rendezvous’ with Paul McCartney and how they had some fun with the song “Money.”

“His money, was better than my money” Berry emphatically says.

Listen to Berry’s great stories, including how he ALMOST did not sign Michael Jackson and everything he has going on now, including the Broadway powerhouse “Motown: The Musical.”

Listen to Dan’s Interview with Berry Gordy:

Harry Harrison, the radio personality famous for balancing his audience of teens and their parents for more than 50 years was there when they Beatles came to The Plaza Hotel.

Harrison talked about the overwhelming experience of Beatlemania and how amazing the experience was.

Listen to Dan’s Interview with Harry Below:

Another important New York Radio Personality from the Rock and Roll era, Cousin Brucie, was Live at The Plaza Hotel to reminisce about the Beatle Invasion 50 years ago.

Cousin Brucie had a great relationship with the young audience of the time but still wasn’t sure if the Beatles were here to stay or not.

It didn’t take too long for him to fall into the Beatlemania as well though. And that was just the beginning; there were big changes to come.

Listen to Dan’s Interview with Cousin Brucie:

(EJ Judge/CBS Radio)

(EJ Judge/CBS Radio)

Television Journalist, Larry Kane, talked this morning about his time traveling to 26 cities with the Beatles and his new book, When They Were Boys.

In his “raw” version of the experience he talks about his entertainingly tortured travels.

Listen to Dan’s Interview with Larry Kane:

–Louis Pulice, WCBS-FM


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