DJ owes marriage to 1st Beatles' concert In US

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) --The Beatles appearance 50 years ago Sunday on the Ed Sullivan Show may have been the night that changed America.

But the night that changed Harv Moore came two days later, the Fab Four's first real concert in the US at the Washington Coliseum.

In 1964, Harv Moore was the morning mayor, the boy next door, the drive time anchor of WPGC, when he started spinning the singles of a little known British foursome that would become the biggest rock and roll band ever.

When the Beatles rolled into Union Station, Moore was supposed to grab an interview, but he blew that first assignment. "They came off the train, and they were just whisked by everybody," he says.

But he did climb briefly on stage at that sold out first American concert at the Washington Coliseum. "Legend has it that I introduced one of the Beatles, and I did not."

But what happened next was even better. "I could see out of the corner of my eyes these girls literally running across the seats of chairs shouting 'Who is he?!'.... They knocked me down, they knocked me down and I fell on this beautiful brunette."

Two years later Vickie came by the radio station. "She says, 'Do you know you fell on me at the Beatles concert in DC?'"

They started dating. "The first date, this is what got me hooked," says Vickie from the couples' current home in Buffalo. "He said, 'Do you like the Rascals.' And I said, 'I love the Rascals!'"

And two years after that… they married. "45 years!" says Vickie. "Isn't that something?" "And it all started with that one crazy concert?" "Yeah, it sure did. It sure did."

"I wish I could personally thank them for the introduction," says Harv.

The Moores now have two grown children, six grandchildren and another on the way… All thanks to the Beatles.


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