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The Beatles: Only Do TV — At First

Alan Walsh, Disc, 7 December 1963

WHEN THE Beatles go to America next year it will be virtually only to appear on the Ed Sullivan TV show. Speaking to me in his luxurious office in the centre of Liverpool, manager Brian Epstein said: "I don't believe in pushing artists in where they are not wanted. I'll wait until there is a definite demand for The Beatles before I allow them to do personal appearances. The only exception will be those connected with their film."

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