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 »
After almost two weeks apart from the group due to his tonsillitis and pharyngitis, Ringo Starr finally rejoined The Beatles in Melbourne, Australia.
Ringo Starr arrived in Sydney on the morning of 14 June 1964, following a long flight from London Airport via San Francisco. He spent less than two hours in the city before catching a connecting flight to Melbourne, where he was reunited with the other Beatles.
The Beatles played their second night of shows at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide. They performed two sets, as on the previous day, each to 3,000 people.
The day after they landed on Australian soil, The Beatles flew from Sydney to Adelaide in a chartered Ansett ANA jet, arriving at 11.57am.
The Beatles flew from Hong Kong to Sydney, stopping en route in Darwin to allow their aeroplane to refuel. Although it was an unscheduled stop, 400 fans were waiting as they landed in Darwin at 2.35am.
The Beatles took a flight to Sydney, Australia, the day after their two shows at Hong Kong’s Princess Theatre. They were joined by Australian disc jockey Bob Rogers, who accompanied them throughout this leg of the tour.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles were on tour while this hour-long mixing session took place at Abbey Road.
The Beatles gave two concerts at the Princess Theatre at 130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, in the Kowloon region of Hong Kong. The support act was The Maori Hi-Five.
Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were away on tour in Hong Kong, George Martin was at Abbey Road working on the mixes for the A Hard Day’s Night LP.
More than 1,000 fans were waiting for The Beatles at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport when they arrived on 8 June. They were allowed to bypass customs and immigration procedures and were swiftly taken to the President Hotel in Kowloon, where they were booked to stay on the 15th floor.
On the morning of 7 June 1964 The Beatles flew from Amsterdam to Hong Kong, a journey which took in refueling stops in several countries and lasted more than 24 hours.
Prior to performing two concerts in the village of Blokker in the Netherlands – their only two shows on Dutch soil – The Beatles and Jimmie Nicol toured the canals of Amsterdam in a glass-topped tourist boat.
Following the previous day’s concerts in Copenhagen, Denmark, The Beatles flew to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, arriving at 1pm.
For all the concerts they played between 1963 and 1966, The Beatles only undertook one world tour. It began on this day in Copenhagen, Denmark, and continued in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were on tour in Denmark, George Martin oversaw a mixing, editing and overdub session at EMI Studios, for songs for the A Hard Day’s Night LP and the Long Tall Sally EP.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Following Jimmie Nicol‘s hastily-arranged rehearsal ahead of The Beatles’ world tour, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison recorded three songs in Abbey Road’s Studio Two.
In the morning Ringo Starr collapsed with tonsillitis and pharyngitis during a photo session for the Saturday Evening Post newspaper in Barnes, north London.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Three songs for the non-soundtrack side of the A Hard Day’s Night LP were recorded today: Any Time At All, Things We Said Today and When I Get Home.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith During this day’s two recording sessions The Beatles worked on a number of songs for the A Hard Day’s Night LP and the Long Tall Sally EP.