Category Archives: Interview

Ringo Starr is interviewed by Melody Maker

Two days before he had his tonsils removed at University College Hospital, London, Ringo Starr gave an interview to music paper Melody Maker to discuss the operation.

At the paper's office Starr also saw the weekly singles charts being compiled, with The Beatles' I Feel Fine at the number one position.

Interview: John Lennon and Ringo Starr in Los Angeles

On 23 August 1964, John Lennon and Ringo Starr were interviewed while in Los Angeles. The occasion was The Beatles' first concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The interviewer is unknown, but also present for the conversation was Beatles publicist Derek Taylor. Read more »

Ringo Starr gives a press conference in Sydney, Australia

Ringo Starr arrived in Sydney on the morning of 14 June 1964, following a long flight from London Airport via San Francisco. He spent less than two hours in the city before catching a connecting flight to Melbourne, where he was reunited with the other Beatles. Read more »

Interview in Hong Kong

The Beatles took a flight to Sydney, Australia, the day after their two shows at Hong Kong's Princess Theatre. They were joined by Australian disc jockey Bob Rogers, who accompanied them throughout this leg of the tour. Read more »

Press conference: London airport

At 1pm The Beatles and their entourage returned to London Airport from Le Bourget, Paris, following their often three-week residency at the Olympia Theatre, Paris.

Upon their arrival The Beatles were greeted by around 100 screaming fans, after which they gave their customary press conference. Read more »

Radio: American Forces Network

In addition to their two shows at the Olympia that evening, The Beatles recorded an interview at the Paris studio of the American Forces Network (AFN) radio service, which was broadcast the following day. The interviewer was Harold Kelley. Read more »

Live: Adelphi Cinema, Slough – The Beatles’ tour with Roy Orbison begins

The Beatles' third UK tour began at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, Buckinghamshire. Also on the tour were Roy Orbison, Gerry and the Pacemakers, David Macbeth, Louise Cordet, Tony Marsh, Terry Young Six, Erkey Grant and Ian Crawford. Read more »

The Beatles’ first radio interview

At 8.45pm on this date, before their fourth and final live appearance at the Hulme Hall in Birkenhead, The Beatles recorded a radio interview for Radio Clatterbridge. It is the group's first surviving spoken-word interview. Read more »