Thursday, February 6, 2014

Meet another screamer

I found an interview from NPR done for the 40th anniversary of the Beatles with the girl who was the very first fan showed during "All my Loving" on the Ed Sullivan Show.    Her name is Robin Lynn and she was 15 years old when 73 million people first saw her on television.

I took a cab with my friend, Judy to the Ed Sullivan Theater.  We waited outside and it was cold.  I was directed upstairs and found a seat.  In front of me was a big, burly guy that tells me, 'You might be on television.  You can do whatever you want, but don't stand up.'  Everything was a blur after that because I realized I could be on television.

Q:  Describe what you were wearing that night

I wasn't wearing blue jeans.  One wouldn't wear blue jeans.  I was wearing a pink dress.  I think what was noticeable about me was my hair.  I had a huge spit curl. 
Q:  What about how you behaved on the show?

I describe myself as panting and sighing.  There was the build up and then the sigh.

Q:  How did people react when you got hom?

It was a very quick event.  I did focus on Paul, but it was quick all the same.  Before I knew it, I was back out in the cold hailing a taxi that took me to my dark apartment.   You have to understand, I didn't get the tape for 10 years.  The first time I saw it was at the Museum of Broadcasting in New York City.  I went in one day and discovered it was one of the most popular requested television shows and they put on a segment every day at 3p.m.  And that I was!  Forever 15 at 3 p.m.  I remember once my kids were watching "The Wonder Years" and they started pointing to the television saying 'There you are Mom!' and then came all the retrospectives-- The Best of Ed Sullivan, the Best of the Beatles and I knew when they came on, I was attached to it.  It's the Beatles and me--what could be cooler than that?

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