Interview for WKNR • Saturday, August 13, 1966

Interview with radio station WKNR

Radio interview • Interview of The Beatles
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Scott Regen
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On this day, August 13, 1966, The Beatles performed two concerts in Detroit, as part of their US Summer tour.

A press conference had been scheduled between shows, but it was cancelled. Instead, The Beatles were interviewed by Scott Regen, a DJ on Detroit radio station WKNR, and three other reporters (including one from the Detroit Free Press). Scott Regen also introduced the Beatles on stage for the 2 pm performance.

John Lennon was a sincere, real person, very connected. He was totally focused on me when we talked. I asked several questions about the technical aspects of their music and I remember him telling Paul, ‘Hey mate, here’s a guy who actually listens to our records.’ Paul was warm and receptive, a nice guy. I could feel that magical connection that the group made with so many people around the world.

Scott Regen – From 13 August 1966 – USA, Olympia Stadium, Detroit – Beatles and Solo Photos Forum (

From 13 August 1966 – USA, Olympia Stadium, Detroit – Beatles and Solo Photos Forum ( – Scott Regen, legendary DJ on Detroit radio stations WKNR and CKLW, interviews The Beatles at Detroit’s Olympia Stadium, August 13, 1966 – “Hello this is Paul McCartney, talking to a gentleman called Scott Regen who does his best to keep you happy.” – Scott Regen & The Beatles backstage at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit, MI | 13 August 1966 © Robert Bernstein
From 50TH! WHEN THE BEATLES SECOND-TOURED DETROIT, AUGUST 1966 – Motor City Radio Flashbacks (

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