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December 4, 2021

The Donald Jeffries Show 12-1-2021 Ivor Davis

Legendary Reporter Ivor Davis

Ivor Davis reported on various turbulent, historic, and iconic stories of the last century.

During his tenure as a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express and the Times of London, he wrote a weekly column for the New York Times Syndicate. He made Rock and Roll history when he traveled with The Beatles when they invaded America in l964. He became the only newspaper reporter to witness the historic meeting of Elvis and The Beatles.

Author/journalist Davis dodged sniper bullets while covering the Watts Riots. He sneaked on the University of Mississippi campus as bloody riots unfolded after James Meredith became the first black student to enroll.

On the night Sirhan Sirhan was assassinated Robert Kennedy Davis stood in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel. He took a front-row seat at some of the most famous trials of the 20th century. He was one of the “Boys on the Bus” when B-movie actor Ronald Reagan won the White House.

Ivor Davis, a British transplant, has lived and worked in Southern California since the 1960s.

In addition to his journalism career, he authored four books, including the first book ever written on the Manson Murders, “Five to Die,” and “Manson Exposed-A Reporter’s 50 Year Journey into Madness and Murder,” released on the fiftieth anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca Murders.

He released his award-winning “The Beatles and Me on Tour” on the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles’ 1964 summer tour. Davis also wrote a children’s book inspired by The Beatles, “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Penguins.”




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