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The Beatles fail to win any Grammy Awards

On 13 February 1966 The Beatles were nominated in 10 of the categories for the 8th Grammy Awards. The ceremony took place in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel, New York.

George Harrison and Mick Jagger visit Dolly’s nightclub, London

Despite their perceived rivalry in the media, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were good friends who often socialised together. On this evening George Harrison and Mick Jagger, along with Jagger’s girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton, went to the nightclub Dolly’s in London.

The Beatles go Christmas shopping in Harrods

Harrods, the luxury department store in Knightsbridge, London, opened especially for The Beatles on this evening to allow the group to do their Christmas shopping away from fans.

The Beatles collect their MBEs

26 October 1965 was an important day for The Beatles: an appointment at Buckingham Palace to collect their MBEs from the Queen.

Day off in Los Angeles

This was The Beatles’ third rest day in Los Angeles. They were halfway through a five-day break in their 1965 tour of North America, staying in a mansion owned by actress Zsa Zsa Gabor at 2850 Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills.

Day off in Los Angeles

The Beatles had arrived in Los Angeles shortly before midnight on 22 August 1965. They had five days of rest prior to their concerts in San Diego, San Francisco and the Hollywood Bowl, which concluded their North American tour.

Day off in New York

This day had initially been set aside as a rain check date for The Beatles’ concert at Shea Stadium the previous day. Fortunately the weather remained good, allowing them a rest day in New York City.

Ringo Starr buys Sunny Heights, Weybridge

Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen Starkey bought their first home on this day. Sunny Heights was a large mock Tudor house in Weybridge, Surrey, less than a mile from John Lennon‘s house Kenwood.

Day off in Paris

Following their two performances the previous day at the Palais des Sports in Paris, The Beatles had a rest day before travelling to Lyon for their next engagement.