In the morning The Beatles were driven in a fleet of Mercedes cars, flanked by police on motorcycles, to Munich railway station. From there a special train took The Beatles from Munich to Essen for two shows at the Grugahalle.
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The Beatles' brief 1966 tour of West Germany, Japan and the Philippines began on this day, with two concerts at the Circus-Krone-Bau in Munich, Germany.
Although they famously performed on the rooftop of Apple in January 1969, 1 May 1966 was The Beatles' final scheduled live appearance in Britain.
There was no recording session scheduled for 18 April 1966, so John Lennon and George Harrison went to the Marquee Club in London, where they saw The Lovin' Spoonful perform.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein announced on this day the group's plans to tour Germany, Japan, the Philippines and the United States.
Paul McCartney saw Motown star Stevie Wonder perform on this day at the Scotch Of St James club in London.
The Beatles' final UK tour ended with two concerts at the Capitol Cinema in Cardiff, Wales. They had previously performed at the venue on 27 May 1963 and 7 November 1964.
The Beatles' final two London concerts took place before hugely enthusiastic audiences.
The Beatles played four concerts in London over two days during their final UK tour. The first two took place at the Hammersmith Odeon on this day.
The Beatles' drove through torrential rain for their final concerts in Birmingham, England.
The Beatles performed two shows at this venue, which they visited for the first time on this occasion.
These were The Beatles' final two shows at this venue, which was later renamed the Apollo. They had previously performed twice at the venue, on 20 November 1963 and 14 October 1964.
The Beatles' final two live concerts in Liverpool took place on this evening at the city's Empire Theatre.
The Beatles had a tough drive through snow to get to their two concerts at the City Hall in Newcastle. It was the fourth and final occasion they visited the venue.
The Beatles' only UK tour of 1965 was also their final one as a group. It began with two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow.
Paul McCartney was the compère for a Gene Pitney concert in Slough, England, on this day. He announced the various acts from behind the stage curtain without the audience knowing it was him.
The Beatles gave two performances at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on this day. It was the 10th and final stop on their 1965 tour of North America.
This was The Beatles' third and final concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, following performances on 23 August 1964 and 29 August 1965.
The Beatles had performed a triumphant show at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on 23 August 1964. A little over a year later, they returned for two further sell-out shows.
Following a five-day break at a Beverly Hills mansion belonging to Zsa Zsa Gabor, The Beatles' 1965 North American tour resumed on this day with a concert at the Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.