1965

World première of Help!

The Beatles’ second film Help! had its royal première at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, London.

Ringo Starr buys Sunny Heights, Weybridge

Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen Starkey bought their first home on this day. Sunny Heights was a large mock Tudor house in Weybridge, Surrey, less than a mile from John Lennon‘s house Kenwood.

UK single release: Help!

The Beatles’ 10th Parlophone single was released just before the world première of their second feature film, also called Help!.

US single release: Help!

The Beatles’ 10th Capitol Records single was released just before the world premiere of their second feature film.

Travel: Barcelona to London

The Beatles flew back to England from Barcelona in Spain on this morning, following their nine-date 1965 European Tour.

Live: Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain

The Beatles performed just once concert in Madrid in Spain. It took place at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the city’s bullring, where Brian Epstein had watched a bullfight on the previous day.

Travel: Nice to Madrid

The day after their concert at the Palais des Expositions in Nice, France, The Beatles flew to Madrid in Spain.

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.