As news outlets went into overdrive following the announcement that The Beatles were to be awarded MBEs, a press conference was hastily convened at Twickenham Film Studios where the group had been watching a rough edit of the Help! film. Read more »
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.
John Lennon was interviewed at his home, Kenwood, by New Musical Express news editor Chris Hutchins. The interview was published in the 4 December 1964 edition of the music paper. Read more »
On 28 October 1964, following two performance at the ABC Cinema, Exeter, The Beatles spoke to Playboy journalist Jean Shepherd. Read more »
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 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 »
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 »
After their successful first tour of America, The Beatles returned to London Airport at 8.10am, to be greeted by crowds of screaming fans. Read more »
The day after their record-breaking appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles gave a series of interviews and personal appearances. Read more »
The day The Beatles’ American invasion began. The Beatles’ Boeing 707, Pan Am flight 101, left London Airport early on the morning of 7 February 1964, bound for New York City. Read more »
On the eve of The Beatles’ first trip to America, UK reporter June Harris interviewed John Lennon and George Harrison. Read more »
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 »
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 »
The Beatles’ concert at the Guildhall, Portsmouth was postponed after Paul McCartney fell victim to gastric flu, and was rescheduled for 3 December 1963. Read more »
The Beatles’ fourth British tour of 1963 opened on this evening with a performance at the Odeon Cinema in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Having passed the preliminary audition for Carroll Levis’ TV Star Search earlier in the month, Johnny and the Moondogs took part in the regional finals held at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool. Read more »