Location shooting began in Spain on this day for How I Won The War, the Richard Lester film which featured John Lennon in the minor role of Private Gripweed. Read more »
Following the initial filming period in Celle, West Germany, John Lennon travelled to southern Spain on this day to continue work on Richard Lester’s How I Won The War. Read more »
The previous evening, John Lennon and Neil Aspinall left Celle in West Germany, where Lennon was filming How I Won The War with Richard Lester, for a break in Paris, France. Read more »
The Beatles each pursued individual projects and outside interests during the late summer of 1966. On this evening Paul McCartney attended a performance of experimental music at the Royal College of Art in London. Read more »
George Harrison and his wife Pattie flew from London to Bombay (Mumbai) in India on this day. Read more »
In preparation for his role in Richard Lester’s film How I Won The War, John Lennon was given an army-style haircut and a pair of new glasses to wear. Read more »
Having finished touring and enjoying a break from recording, The Beatles were free to explore solo projects for the first time. John Lennon accepted an invitation from director Richard Lester to appear in his film How I Won The War. Read more »
The day after their final concert took place at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, The Beatles departed the United States for England. Read more »
Although they made an unannounced live appearance in January 1969 on the rooftop of the Apple building, The Beatles’ final live concert took place on 29 August 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Read more »
The Beatles’ penultimate live concert took place at the Dodger Stadium at Elysian Park Avenue in Los Angeles, California. It took place the day before their final show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Read more »
On their third rest day in Los Angeles during their final tour, The Beatles were visited by Brian and Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys, whose 11th album Pet Sounds proved a key influence on the recording of Revolver. Read more »
The Beatles had three rest days in Los Angeles during their final tour of 1966. This was the second, and came immediately after their concert at the Coliseum in Seattle. Read more »
The Beatles performed two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle on this day, at 3pm and 8pm, on the 12th date of their final tour. The concert took place at the Busch Stadium, and was seen by 23,000 people. The support acts were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. Read more »
Immediately after their second concert at New York’s Shea Stadium, The Beatles flew to Los Angeles. They arrived in the early hours of this morning. Read more »
A little over a year after their first triumphant appearance at New York’s Shea Stadium, The Beatles returned for a second time. Read more »
Following their press conference at the Warwick Hotel, New York City, The Beatles held a second one attended by young fans. Read more »
The Beatles’ flight from Cincinnati to New York arrived at 3.50am on this morning. They were taken to the Warwick Hotel, where during the day they gave the first of two press conferences. Read more »
After performing their postponed concert in Cincinnati at midday, The Beatles flew 341 miles to St Louis, Missouri, where they performed one show at 8.30pm. Read more »
The Beatles were to have performed at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field on the previous day, Saturday 20 August 1966. However, heavy rain and the risk of electrocution led to their performance being postponed until noon on this day.
The support acts on The Beatles’ final tour, The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes, had all performed the day before, prior to the downpour beginning. The Beatles were the only act to play on this day, after which they flew 341 miles to St Louis, Missouri to perform an evening concert.
We had to get up early and get on and play the concert at midday, then take all the gear apart and go to the airport, fly to St Louis, set up and play the gig originally planned for that day. In those days all we had were three amps, three guitars, and a set of drums. Imagine trying to do it now!
The Beatles’ standard set during their final tour consisted of 11 songs: Rock And Roll Music, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby’s In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and I’m Down. During the tour they occasionally substituted the final song with Long Tall Sally.
The group had performed in Cincinnati on one other occasion, on 27 August 1964.
The Beatles were due to have played an open-air show at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field on this day. However, the promoter failed to provide a cover for the group, and heavy rain began shortly before they were due to take the stage. Read more »