June 1965

Travel: Rome to Nice

The day after their final show in the Italian capital Rome, The Beatles flew to Nice in France, ahead of their concert at the Palais des Expositions. Their flight departed at 11.35am.

Live: Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy

This day saw The Beatles’ third and fourth concerts in the Italian capital, Rome. They had also performed at the Teatro Adriano on the previous day.

Live: Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy

The Beatles performed two shows on this day at the Teatro Adriano in Piazza Cavour in Rome, and two more on the following day. It was the group’s only visit to the Italian capital.

Live: Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Italy

During their career The Beatles performed eight concerts in Italy, over four days during their European Tour in the summer of 1965. The first of these took place at the Velodromo Vigorelli in Milan.

Travel: Lyon to Milan

The Beatles stayed in Lyon, France after their two shows on 22 June 1965. On the evening of the 23rd they took the train to Milan, ahead of their first Italian shows on the following day.

Live: Palais d’Hiver, Lyon, France

The Beatles played two shows, at 8pm and 10pm, at the Palais d’Hiver de Lyon on Rue Louis guerin in Lyon, France. Each of the shows was seen by 3,500 people.

Day off in Paris

Following their two performances the previous day at the Palais des Sports in Paris, The Beatles had a rest day before travelling to Lyon for their next engagement.

Television: Tonight

On this day John Lennon made an appearance on the final edition of the BBC television show Tonight, presented by Kenneth Allsop.

Radio: BBC European Service

The Beatles were due to perform their first Italian concert in Milan on 24 June 1965. Ahead of the date, they gave an interview for the BBC’s Italian language service.

Recording, mixing: Yesterday, Act Naturally, Wait

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Yesterday was completed on this day with the recording of a string quartet, and a new lead vocal by Paul McCartney.

Radio: The World Of Books

John Lennon recorded an interview for the BBC Home Service programme The World Of Books on this day at the offices of NEMS Enterprises at Argyll Street, London.

Recording: It’s Only Love

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded John Lennon‘s song It’s Only Love in six takes on this day, for the non-soundtrack side of the Help! album.