On this day The Beatles headlined the Great Pop Prom, an afternoon show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The prom was an annual fundraising event for the Printers’ Pension Corporation, promoted by the teen magazines Valentine, Marilyn and Roxy. Eleven other acts appeared on the bill, and the compère was DJ Alan Freeman.
The Beatles also did a photo session behind the Royal Albert Hall with The Rolling Stones. This was the only time the two groups performed at the same show.
Standing up on those steps behind the Albert Hall in our new gear, the smart trousers, the rolled collar. Up there with the Rolling Stones we were thinking, “This is it – London! The Albert Hall! We felt like gods!