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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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 - Brian Epstein and The Beatles." Read more »