The interview was hosted by New York radio personality
Elsas, who was the Music Director and deejay at WNEW fm
during the fall of 1974. Upon visiting The Record Plant recording
studios one night, Dennis met John Lennon and May Pang, and invited
them to the WNEW studios for a live interview. When John accepted,
Dennis was quite surprised, but elated to have the founding member
of the Beatles appear on his program. John appeared live with Dennis
on Saturday September 28, 1974, and this month marks 30 years since
that historic visit.
Dennis two-hour interview with John has become
a part of Beatles history, excerpts having been included in The
Beatles Anthology video, book and television show, The Lennon Legend
book, and most recently in the British special, John Lennons
Jukebox, which some have called Johns IPOD,
as it held a snapshot of some of Johns personal favorites,
including many songs that influenced Beatle records.
a special Beatle Brunch program broadcast the weekend of September
11-12th, youll hear Dennis recollections of that day,
and excerpts from the New York program, great Beatles music, plus
songs from Johns Walls and Bridges album that
had just come out that week. John is also very entertaining, reading
the weather forecast and adding his live tags to various commercials
Today, Dennis Elsas is still on the air in New York as one of the
areas most popular radio personalities. With creative musical programming
and insightful artist interviews, he's delighted audiences for many
years . You can hear him on weekdays from 2-6pm as the afternoon
host of City Folk on WFUV, a New York public radio station broadcasting
on 90.7 FM. Read
Dennis Bio Here and can also be heard mornings on
Sirius Satellite Radios Classic Vinyl Channel 14.
Dennis spent over twenty-five years at WNEW-FM. On
the air, he developed a close relationship with his listeners, including
the creation of the innovative Beach Party program. As music director,
he helped to shape the station's sound when it was one of the countrys
most influential progressive radio stations. It also gave him the
opportunity to meet and interview many of his rock and roll heroes,
including Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
As a leading voice-over announcer, he's been heard
on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame broadcasts, VH1's 'Concert of
the Century' at the White House, and the Brian Wilson Tribute from
Radio City Music Hall. A first generation Beatles fan, Dennis recently
produced a fascinating hour-long program on The Beatles First U.S.
Invasion that has aired on public radio, and
can be heard in its entirety by clicking here.