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BBC Radio 2′s bank holiday Beatles bonanza

BBC Radio 2 held a series of special Beatles programmes over the late August bank holiday weekend, with new shows and archive material – including the previously lost master tape of The Lennon And McCartney Songbook from 1966.

Imagine is broadcast around the world

On the 50th anniversary of John Lennon‘s birth, his 1971 song Imagine is broadcast simultaneously by approximately 1,000 radio stations in over 100 countries.

Ringo Starr is interviewed for the BBC’s Scene And Heard

BBC radio presenter had interviewed each of The Beatles on several occasions in recent months. On this day he recorded the last of his Beatles-era interviews, with Ringo Starr at the Apple Corps headquarters on Savile Row, London.

George Harrison is interviewed for the BBC’s The Beatles Today

In the earlier part of The Beatles’ career the BBC had broadcast a number of Beatles specials on radio and television, but as the group retreated from the public eye they became less frequent. On this day, however, George Harrison contributed to a bank holiday special which was later aired on BBC Radio 1.

John Lennon is interviewed for South African radio

John Lennon gave dozens of interviews towards the end of 1969, to plug Plastic Ono Band’s various activities and to further his peace campaign with Yoko Ono. On this day he spoke to Harry Flower from South African radio.