The meeting of two great musical acts of the 20th century took place on this day: The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
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.
This was The Beatles’ second day off during their five-day break in the 1965 North America tour. They rented a house owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor at 2850 Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills, where they were visited by a number of people.
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.
In the morning of 22 August 1965 The Beatles held a press conference at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, before flying to Portland, Oregon.
The Beatles performed just one concert in Minnesota, at the Old Met stadium in Minneapolis before 25,000 people.
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.
The Beatles performed two shows at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas, each of which was seen by 12,000 fans.
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.
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.
While The Beatles were on tour in North America, a Mellotron was delivered to Kenwood, John Lennon‘s home in Weybridge, England.
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.
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 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.
The Beatles left England at midday to fly to America to begin their second tour of the United States.
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, 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.
The Beatles’ fifth UK album, Help!, was released on this day as Parlophone PMC 1255 (mono) and PCS 3071 (stereo).
The Beatles made just one television appearance in Britain to promote the Help! album; other shows had to run pre-recorded clips instead.
The Beatles spent much of this day rehearsing at the Saville Theatre in London. The theatre was run by Brian Epstein‘s NEMS Enterprises.