Posts Categorized: Miscellaneous

Paul McCartney flies from Denver to Los Angeles

On 4 April 1967, Paul McCartney and Mal Evans had flown from England to the United States to meet Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. They spent several days on holiday in central and West Coast USA.

Paul McCartney and Mal Evans holiday in Denver

Paul McCartney and Mal Evans continued their stay in Denver, Colorado on this day, without Jane Asher, who was appearing in a matinée performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet in the city.

Paul McCartney films Jane Asher in Denver

Paul McCartney and Mal Evans had flown to the United States on 4 April 1967, to surprise Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. Afterwards they spent several days together.

John Lennon begins writing A Day In The Life

The Beatles began recording A Day In The Life, with the working title In The Life Of…, on 19 January 1967. Two days previously, however, two stories were published in the Daily Mail newspaper which provided John Lennon with inspiration for the lyrics.

McCartney and Starr watch Jimi Hendrix in London

On this evening Paul McCartney saw trumpet player David Mason performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Number 2 in F Major with the English Chamber Orchestra from Guildford Cathedral, on the the BBC 2 television series Masterworks. Impressed with what he heard, McCartney decided to use him for the final overdub on Penny Lane.

Brian Epstein holds a party for The Four Tops in London

The Four Tops had performed at the Savile Theatre in London on 13 November 1966. The venue was owned by The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, and the backdrop for the performance was said to have been designed by Paul McCartney.

NEMS leaves 13 Monmouth Street, London

Brian Epstein‘s NEMS company had moved from Liverpool to London in 1963, establishing an office at 13 Monmouth Street in the centre of the capital.

Brian Epstein denies The Beatles’ split

Despite having been hospitalised the previous month after overdosing on prescription medicine, The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein was forced to emerge from his recuperation clinic on this day to deny reports that Paul McCartney was leaving the group.

Day off in Los Angeles

On their third rest day in Los Angeles during their final tour, The Beatles were visited by Brian and Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys, whose 11th album Pet Sounds proved a key influence on the recording of Revolver.

Day off in Los Angeles

The Beatles had three rest days in Los Angeles during their final tour of 1966. This was the second, and came immediately after their concert at the Coliseum in Seattle.

Day off in Los Angeles

Immediately after their second concert at New York’s Shea Stadium, The Beatles flew to Los Angeles. They arrived in the early hours of this morning.

Brian Epstein holds a press conference

In an attempt to defuse the controversy surrounding John Lennon‘s comments that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus“, the group’s manager Brian Epstein held a special press conference.

Datebook republishes John Lennon’s ‘Jesus’ comments

Setting off a chain of events that would culminate in public bonfires of The Beatles’ records and a public backlash that at times made the group fearful for their lives, the US teen magazine Datebook on this day republished John Lennon’s remarks that “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus”.