12 August 2011
Klas Act: Swedish radio interviews
Klas Burling interviews The Beatles in jubilant mood at the Palace Court Hotel in Bournemouth (not in London as the YouTube description states) on Friday, 23 August 1963 - the day She Loves You was released. As a result of Klas' pursuit of The Beatles, they went on to tour Sweden in October that year and again the following summer.
Two days before The Beatles came back to Bournemouth to play the Gaumont again on 2 August 1964 for a one-off bank holiday weekend date, Klas Burling caught up with a quite serious Paul McCartney in his Stockholm hotel room (see below). Being interviewed by Disc magazine just before they went on stage at the Gaumont they were asked what they were going to play. 'Let's play the Sweden songs,' someone shouted as they streamed out of the dressing room.