June 1964

Travel: New Zealand to Australia

Having given their final performance in New Zealand the night before, The Beatles flew from Christchurch to Auckland, Australia.

Live: Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand

The Beatles’ flight from Auckland to Dunedin was marred by a bomb scare before take-off. An anonymous tip-off suggested a ‘germ bomb’ had been placed on board the aeroplane, causing an anxious flight for the passengers.

Live: Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand

The Beatles attended a civic reception held by Auckland’s mayor Dove-Myer Robinson at the Town Hall, prior to their performances there in the evening.

Live: Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand

The Beatles gave just four nights of concerts in New Zealand, starting on this day. The trip was largely seen as less successful than previous stops on their world tour, mainly due to sound problems and police attitudes.

Mixing, editing: A Hard Day’s Night album, Long Tall Sally EP

Studios One and Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith With The Beatles on tour in New Zealand, George Martin and his team at EMI Studios created a number of mono and stereo mixes for the A Hard Day’s Night LP and the Long Tall Sally EP.

Travel: Sydney to Auckland

Although they returned to Australia for final concerts in Brisbane on 29 and 30 June 1964, on this day The Beatles flew from Sydney Airport to Auckland, New Zealand.

Live: Sydney Stadium, Sydney

The Beatles gave two performances on their final night of concerts in Sydney, Australia, each of which was seen by 12,000 people.

Live: Sydney Stadium, Sydney

The Beatles gave two performances on the second of their three-night residency at the Sydney Stadium. Each concert was seen by 12,000 fans.

Live: Festival Hall, Melbourne

On The Beatles’ second night of performances in Melbourne, Australia, they gave two concerts at the city’s Festival Hall.

Live: Festival Hall, Melbourne

At 8am on the morning of 15 June 1964, Jimmie Nicol left the Southern Cross Hotel on Bourke Street, Melbourne. Accompanied by Brian Epstein, he was driven to the airport where he was given a final agreed fee of £500, as well as a gold watch with the engraving: “To Jimmy, with appreciation and gratitude… Read more »

Ringo rejoins The Beatles in Australia

After almost two weeks apart from the group due to his tonsillitis and pharyngitis, Ringo Starr finally rejoined The Beatles in Melbourne, Australia.