1965

Day off in Los Angeles

This was The Beatles’ third rest day in Los Angeles. They were halfway through a five-day break in their 1965 tour of North America, staying in a mansion owned by actress Zsa Zsa Gabor at 2850 Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills.

Day off in Los Angeles

The Beatles had arrived in Los Angeles shortly before midnight on 22 August 1965. They had five days of rest prior to their concerts in San Diego, San Francisco and the Hollywood Bowl, which concluded their North American tour.

Live: White Sox Park, Chicago

The Beatles performed two shows at the White Sox Park in Chicago, at 3pm and 8pm. The first concert was seen by 25,000, and the second drew a crowd of 37.000.

Live: Atlanta Stadium

The Beatles’ only visit to Atlanta lasted around 10 hours, but was remarkable for one key reason: monitor speakers on the stage allowed them to hear themselves play – a rarity during the whirlwind of Beatlemania.

Live: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada

The Beatles performed two shows at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada, on this day. They had previously played at the venue on 7 September 1964, and returned for a third and final time on 17 August 1966.

Day off in New York

This day had initially been set aside as a rain check date for The Beatles’ concert at Shea Stadium the previous day. Fortunately the weather remained good, allowing them a rest day in New York City.

Live: Shea Stadium, New York

The Beatles’ record-breaking first performance at New York’s Shea Stadium was watched by 55,600 fans, and marked the beginning of the group’s second full US concert tour.

The Beatles’ fourth Ed Sullivan Show

The Beatles had wowed US television audiences during their first three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in February 1964 during their first American visit. On this day they made a fourth and final appearance.

Travel: London to New York

The Beatles left England at midday to fly to America to begin their second tour of the United States.

US album release: Help!

The Beatles’ eighth US album released by Capitol Records, Help!, was issued on this day as MAS-2386 (mono) and SMAS-2386 (stereo).

The Silkie record You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away

The Silkie, a folk group signed by Brian Epstein to NEMS Enterprises and managed by Alistair Taylor, recorded a version of The Beatles’ You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away on this day at IBC Studios in London.

UK album release: Help!

The Beatles’ fifth UK album, Help!, was released on this day as Parlophone PMC 1255 (mono) and PCS 3071 (stereo).

Television: Blackpool Night Out

The Beatles made just one television appearance in Britain to promote the Help! album; other shows had to run pre-recorded clips instead.