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.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Dropping Temperatures, Rain Chances
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: