PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio1020 KDKA) – Fifty years ago, The Beatles came to the United States and mania ensued.
KDKA Radio’s Bill Rehkopf and the Afternoon News is reliving 1964, hearing firsthand accounts from a variety of people and listening to some pretty cool stories.
First, Bill talked with Judy Freed, who attended the 1964 concert when The Beatles came to the Civic Arena.
She won tickets from a local radio show and a friend’s dad drove her and friends to Pittsburgh. A concert that took place 50 years ago, some memories typically fade away, but Freed lets us in on a secret of how she has such a vivid memory of the night.
“I came home immediately and wrote everything in my diary and that’s how I can remember everything so well because I have it documented in my diary. I have every song that they sang and I’ve been going through my diary and just laughing,” Freed said.
Hear Judy Freed’s whole story here: