As news outlets went into overdrive following the announcement that The Beatles were to be awarded MBEs, a press conference was hastily convened at Twickenham Film Studios where the group had been watching a rough edit of the Help! film.
Brian Epstein requested that Paul McCartney and Jane Asher return from their Portuguese holiday a day early, so all The Beatles could be in Britain on the day it was announced that they would be awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire.
Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Norman Smith Balance engineer Norman Smith created a new stereo mix of I Want To Hold Your Hand in a half-hour studio session beginning at 10am.
Although the Beatles For Sale album had been available for six months, and The Beatles had already begun performing and releasing songs from their forthcoming Help!, Parlophone issued this four-track EP in the UK.
The Beatles had been invited to beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s 39th birthday party by mutual friend and Indica Gallery co-founder Barry Miles. Although few of the party goers expected them to show, John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd arrived.
On this day John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were among the celebrities attended the première of director Richard Lester’s film The Knack (And How To Get It) at the London Pavilion cinema.