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Baker's Dozen

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Lucy O'Brien , June 22nd, 2022 11:06

The legendary music PR talks to Lucy O’Brien about the albums and the people who have most inspired her, from the Rolling Stones to Madonna, and why artists aren’t necessarily your friends


The Beatles – Meet The Beatles!

Meet The Beatles! didn't come out the UK, it was their first US album. It made a massive impact on me because I was obsessed with everything British and all the bands of the British invasion. I think it was the first album I bought with my own money. I was in sixth grade, so I was about 12. Kennedy had been assassinated, it was a really awful time in America, and the first terrible, terrible thing that I was aware of happening. My parents were really upset, the teachers at school were upset. And then a couple months later the Beatles were on The Ed Sullivan Show and the whole world changed. It felt like it was what the country needed, and it probably set the tone for everything that followed - Beatlemania and then the onslaught of The Stones and the Kinks and The Who and everyone else.