Generally perceived to be The Beatles’ first artistic failure, the Magical Mystery Tour film was disliked by critics and viewers alike. In an effort to explain the group’s creation, Paul McCartney gave an television interview to David Frost.
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Having been edited to 55 minutes from nearly 10 hours of footage, The Beatles’ television film Magical Mystery Tour had its world première on BBC 1 at 8.35.
Having made a well-received appearance on The Frost Programme on Friday 29 September, John Lennon and George Harrison returned to Wembley Studios in London to give another interview.
John Lennon and George Harrison took part in an interview with David Frost for The Frost Programme on this evening. It was recorded before a studio audience between 6pm and 7pm at Studio One at Wembley Studios in London.
With seemingly unstoppable momentum during the summer of 1967, on 18 May The Beatles signed a contract to represent the BBC, and Britain, on Our World, the world’s first live television satellite link-up to be seen by approximately 400 million people across five continents.
On 17 June 1967, Life Magazine ran an interview with Paul McCartney in which the Beatle admitted to having taken LSD. The UK press immediately seized upon it, and two days later McCartney gave a statement to Independent Television News (ITN).
Paul McCartney gave an interview on this day for the Granada Television late-night show Scene Special.
With speculation mounting about The Beatles’ future, the group appeared to take part in interviews for the UK weekly television series Reporting ’66, made by Independent Television News (ITN).
John Lennon filmed a second appearance on the comedy television show Not Only… But Also on this day.
In the wake of John Lennon‘s comments that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus“, the South African Broadcasting Corporation issued a ban on The Beatles’ records.
Although by June 1966 it had been running for over two years, The Beatles had never previously appeared live on the BBC music show Top Of The Pops. They had pre-recorded exclusive performances in BBC studios, or sent promotional clips to be played on the show.
The film of The Beatles’ 15 August 1965 concert at New York’s Shea Stadium had its world première on BBC 1 in the UK on this day.
The UK regional broadcaster Granada screened a special programme, The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, on this evening. It was shown across the rest of the United Kingdom the following day.
This was the second of two days The Beatles spent at Granada TV Centre in Manchester, during which they recorded their contributions to a television special, The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, which was first broadcast on 16 December 1965.
This was the first of two days at Granada TV Centre in Manchester, during which The Beatles recorded their contributions to The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, a television special first broadcast on 16 December 1965.
A cartoon series featuring The Beatles began on this day in the United States. Simply titled The Beatles, it ran until 1969 on the ABC network, with 39 episodes produced over three seasons.
The Beatles had wowed US television audiences during their first three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in February 1964 during their first American visit. On this day they made a fourth and final appearance.
The Beatles made just one television appearance in Britain to promote the Help! album; other shows had to run pre-recorded clips instead.
In May 1965 John Lennon and his wife Cynthia made a brief trip to Cannes in France to attend the film festival. He was interviewed on this day by reporter Martin Ogronsky for CBS TV’s The Merv Griffin Show.
The Beatles had performed on the popular ITV music show Ready, Steady, Go! on three prior occasions, but preferred not to do so again. In order to promote their Ticket To Ride single, John Lennon and George Harrison gave an interview at production company Rediffusion’s Wembley Studios.