On the second day of their US trip, George Harrison, his wife Pattie, Neil Aspinall and Alexis 'Magic Alex' Mardas paid a visit to Ravi Shankar's music school in Los Angeles. Read more »
a title="John Lennon" href="/people/john-lennon/">John, Cynthia and Julian Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Alexis 'Magic Alex' Mardas and Pattie Harrison's sister Paula Boyd all returned to England from Greece on this day. Read more »
George Harrison, his wife Pattie and The Beatles' assistant Mal Evans returned to England from Greece on this day, to prepare for a trip to Los Angeles. Read more »
In the summer of 1967 The Beatles, encouraged by John Lennon, agreed to buy a set of Greek islands where they intended to live and work alongside family and friends. Read more »
Ringo Starr and Neil Aspinall decided to return to England from Greece on this day. They had been in the country to look at possible islands to purchase for The Beatles, their family and friends to live and work on.
Starr's wife Maureen was in the late stages of pregnancy and had remained in Britain, and he was eager to see her. Their second son Jason was born on 19 August 1967.
It came to nothing. We didn't buy an island, we came home. We were great at going on holiday with big ideas, but we never carried them out. We were also going to buy a village in England - one with rows of houses on four sides and a village green in the middle. We were going to have a side each.
The other Beatles remained in Greece, and on this day went island-hopping and explored the land they intended to buy.
The Beatles had arrived in Athens, Greece, some days earlier with a view to buying a set of Greek islands. However, their hired yacht was delayed due to a storm off the Cretan coast, leaving them stuck in Athens for several days. Read more »
This was The Beatles' second day of sightseeing in Greece. Their yacht was held up by a storm off Crete until 25 July 1967, leaving them stuck in Athens for a few days. Read more »
A full-page advertisement appeared in The Times newspaper on this day, signed by 64 of the most prominent members of British society, which called for the legalisation of marijuana. Among the signatories were The Beatles and Brian Epstein. Read more »
Delayed from looking for a Greek island to live on, due to a storm off the Cretan coast, The Beatles went sightseeing in the countryside around Athens on this day. Read more »
John Lennon, his wife Cynthia and son Julian, along with Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Pattie Harrison's 16-year-old sister Paula Boyd, Mal Evans and NEMS employee Alistair Taylor all began a journey to Greece on this day to look at a set of Greek islands The Beatles were considering buying to live on. Read more »
Chappell Recording Studios, London
Producers: Chris Barber, Giorgio Gomelsky, Reggie Kind
During the Quarry Men days Paul McCartney had written a jazz-style instrumental titled Catswalk, which was never properly recorded by The Beatles. A rehearsal from late 1962 at the Cavern Club had been recorded, however. Read more »
On the previous day, 19 July 1967, The Beatles had discussed their plans to purchase an island hideaway in Greece. Read more »
All four members of The Beatles met in London on this day to discuss the Magical Mystery Tour film project, and their plans to purchase an island hideaway in Greece. Read more »
The Beatles' All You Need Is Love was issued in the USA 10 days after it was released in the United Kingdom. Read more »
The Beatles' 15th UK single, All You Need Is Love, was rush-released in the wake of the Our World satellite broadcast. Read more »
George Harrison and his wife Pattie travelled to the north of England on this day to spend some days with his family. Read more »
Musician and manager Vic Lewis held a private party at the Speakeasy in London on this night for The Monkees. The guests included John and Cynthia Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, and George and Pattie Harrison. Ringo Starr was elsewhere. Read more »
George Harrison received a £6 fine on this day for breaking the speed limit in his black Mini Cooper car. Read more »
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
The day after the Our World satellite broadcast of The Beatles' All You Need Is Love, the song was mixed in mono in preparation for its release as a single. Read more »