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    Posted January 25, 2014 by
    EdRudy
    Location
    Aventura, Florida
    Assignment
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Beatlemania memories

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    George Harrison's elderly sister was not mentioned

    in his $300 million will though George was assisting

    Louise Harrison with $2,000. a month before he died

    in 2001.

    Now, Louise, a very long-time American resident,

    before Beatlemania, reports that she is utterly broke

    and living in a trailer!

    “I don’t have any money,” she says.

    George Harrison could not imagine pre-

    deceasing his beloved older sister and his entire

    estate went to his wife and son.

    They discontinued George's payments to help his

    destitute sister.

    February 7th, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the successful British musical invasion of America, February 7th, 1964.
    If you are planning on doing a feature on that phenomenon, Ed Rudy, now a Miami resident, was very much involved as a radio and television reporter and journalist.
    Google "Ed Rudy" and brief bio at EdRudy.com.

    The historical and world changing American tours of The Beatles with Ed Rudy:

    New York City, Washington DC, New York again, Miami Beach, Florida, and again return to NYC for flight to London comprised the itinerary of the Beatles' FIRST "The American Tour with Ed Rudy", in February 1964.

    Shortly after landing in America from England, on February 7th, at the start of the First Beatles' American Tour, The Beatles dazzled the world with their perspicacity, humor and charm when they answered reporters' queries at the iconic Idlewild Airport (now JFK) press conference.

    Of course, The Beatles' quick wit attracted huge very positive international film, newsreel, television and other press coverage.
    The Beatles also caused a great teen fan uproar while they were headquartered at NYC's Plaza Hotel.

    The Beatles, on their first American tour, appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and, prior to that performance, recorded another show at the theatre which would be their third Ed Sullivan appearance.

    John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, well photographed and documented, then traveled by rail, because the weather was bad, and performed and were filmed at their first major American sold out performance concert in the Washington D.C. Coliseum.

    They were also honored at an internationally publicized Ambassador's reception at the British Embassy in Washington.

    With The Beatles, we then returned to New York for The Beatles' celebrity studded SRO performance at NYC's famed Carnegie Hall.

    The Beatles flew to Florida, with us, for their second Ed Sullivan Show performance at The Deauville Hotel.

    The Beatles, their entourage and Brian Epstein enjoyed their stay at the luxurious Deauville in Miami Beach. Wonderful weather, great press coverage and marvelous fan reaction were the impetus for what became an extended stay in sunny Miami, Florida.

    Along with The Beatles, Brian Epstein, Malcolm Evans, etc. we then returned to the original New York airport (now JFK) before the marvelous Liverpool lads and entourage continued on their return flight to London.

    THIS WAS THE FIRST American Tour of The Beatles and the start of American Beatlemania!

    WE WERE THERE!

    Thank you. - Ed Rudy

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