Crowd waiting for The Beatles

The Beatles in Australia Interviews

Back to ‘The Beatles in Australia’


An Interview with Jenny Kee [12:06]
Jenny Kee was 17 when she met John Lennon in Sydney. The Beatles had a great impact on her life and work.


An Interview with Jennie Small: Beatlemaniac [13:58]
Jennie Small was a schoolgirl when she saw the Beatles in Sydney.


An Interview with Liz Stevenson: Beatles collector [4:33]
Liz Stevenson is passionate about her collection of Beatles memorabilia.


An Interview with Keri Phillips: concert goer [5:08]
Keri Phillips was 14 when she saw The Beatles at the Sydney Stadium.


An Interview with Bob Rogers [4:07]
Bob Rogers remembers his tour with The Beatles.


An Interview with Roger Henning [6:04]
Journalist Roger Henning discuses his experiences with The Beatles.


An Interview with Dave Glyde aka Major Griff West [6:09]
Dave Glyde of Sounds Incorporated gives a candid insight into life on tour with The Beatles.


An Interview with Glenn A. Baker [7:04]
Glenn A. Baker discusses the influence of The Beatles.


An Interview with Johnny Devlin [4:38]
Support Act Johnny Devlin takes us through his time on the tour.


Glenn Shorrock discusses the impact of The Beatles [6:20]
Glenn Shorrock discusses the impact of The Beatles on music in Australia.


Personal Stories – Barbara Simpson [1:04]
Barbara Simpson was an air hostess on a flight with The Beatles. She talks about how nice they were on the flight.


Personal Stories – Johnny Chester [2:17]
Johnny Chester talks about touring Australia as a support act on The Beatles concert.


Personal Stories – Malcolm Cooke [1:41]
Malcolm Cooke was the assistant to the promoter Kenn Brodziak of Aztec Services. He explains Kenn chose The Beatles because he lliked the name.


Personal Stories – Steve Karaoglanis [1:28]
Steve Karaoglanis was a pageboy at the Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne. He says he couldn’t wait to get to work.


Personal Stories – Susette Webb [1:18]
Susette Webb was the President of The Beatles fan club in Melbourne. She talks about meeting The Beatles.


Personal Stories – Brian Reader [1:16]
Brian Reader was a security guard on The Beatles tour. He says the briefing was to protect The Beatles at all costs.


3UZ Radio Broadcast 14th of June 1964 [5:28]


View the Toshiba transistor radio pictured above in the MAAS Online Collection.


The Beatles in Australia Essay

Curator Peter Cox discusses ‘The Beatles in Australia’ exhibition, presented by the Powerhouse Museum and Arts Centre Melbourne in 2013.