The full name of Apple’s second boutique store was Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical). It was situated at 161 King’s Road, and was run by 25-year-old Australian designer John Crittle. Read more »
The beginning of John Lennon‘s relationship with Yoko Ono was of huge significance, not just to the couple, but also to their families, The Beatles, and those who lived and worked alongside them. Read more »
On the afternoon of 12 May 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney undertook an unusual business meeting: it took place aboard a Chinese junk, sailing around the Statue of Liberty. Read more »
Apple Music, the company set up by The Beatles to handle the musical side of their business interests, released an advertisement on this day requesting tapes from aspiring musicians. Read more »
Following the filming of The Beatles’ cameo appearance in Yellow Submarine, John and Cynthia Lennon, along with George Harrison, attended a fashion show in London.
George’s wife Pattie was one of the models. The event took place at the Revolution club at 14-16 Bruton Place in London’s Mayfair.
The show was organised by the exclusive boutique Quorum, and showcased designs by Ossie Clark and the boutique’s owner, Alice Pollock.
Pathé newsreel footage from the event shows Pattie modelling some of the the designs, including African Queen and Powder Puff. There are also shots of George, John and Magic Alex sitting at a table in the club.
Keen to expand their new business empire, The Beatles signed a one-year lease for office space for Apple on this day at 95 Wigmore Street, London. Read more »
One of the first business ventures by The Beatles’ Apple Corps was the Apple Boutique, which opened on 7 December 1967. It was located at 94 Baker Street, London. Read more »
Two days ahead of the opening of The Beatles’ Apple Boutique at 94 Baker Street, London, a launch party and fashion show was held in the building. Read more »
Although The Beatles didn’t attend Brian Epstein‘s funeral in Liverpool on 29 August 1967, they did attend a memorial service. Read more »
Following the death of Brian Epstein on 27 August, The Beatles convened at Paul McCartney‘s house in St John’s Wood, London, to discuss their future. Read more »
Four days after the death of Brian Epstein, The Beatles issued a statement about the future of his management company, NEMS Enterprises. Read more »
On the fifth day of his US trip, George Harrison paid a visit to Ashish, the son of sarod player Ali Akbar Khan, in Los Angeles. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Beatles, minus Paul McCartney, attended a party at Brian Epstein‘s country house, Kingsley Hill in Warbleton near Heathfield in Surrey on this day. Read more »
Shortly ahead of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a press launch was held at Brian Epstein‘s house at 24 Chapel Street, London. Read more »