Ringo Starr and Neil Aspinall decided to return to England from Greece on this day. They had been in the country to look at possible islands to purchase for The Beatles, their family and friends to live and work on.
Starr’s wife Maureen was in the late stages of pregnancy and had remained in Britain, and he was eager to see her. Their second son Jason was born on 19 August 1967.
It came to nothing. We didn’t buy an island, we came home. We were great at going on holiday with big ideas, but we never carried them out. We were also going to buy a village in England – one with rows of houses on four sides and a village green in the middle. We were going to have a side each.
The other Beatles remained in Greece, and on this day went island-hopping and explored the land they intended to buy.
The Beatles had arrived in Athens, Greece, some days earlier with a view to buying a set of Greek islands. However, their hired yacht was delayed due to a storm off the Cretan coast, leaving them stuck in Athens for several days. Read more »
This was The Beatles’ second day of sightseeing in Greece. Their yacht was held up by a storm off Crete until 25 July 1967, leaving them stuck in Athens for a few days. Read more »
Delayed from looking for a Greek island to live on, due to a storm off the Cretan coast, The Beatles went sightseeing in the countryside around Athens on this day. Read more »
John Lennon, his wife Cynthia and son Julian, along with Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Pattie Harrison‘s 16-year-old sister Paula Boyd, Mal Evans and NEMS employee Alistair Taylor all began a journey to Greece on this day to look at a set of Greek islands The Beatles were considering buying to live on. Read more »
On the previous day, 19 July 1967, The Beatles had discussed their plans to purchase an island hideaway in Greece. Read more »
George Harrison and his wife Pattie travelled to the north of England on this day to spend some days with his family. Read more »
Following their week-long holiday in San Francisco, Denver and Los Angeles, Paul McCartney and Mal Evans arrived back in London, England on this day. Read more »
The day after his arrival in the United States, Paul McCartney spent the day in San Francisco. Read more »
With the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band all but complete, Paul McCartney decided to take a flight to America to surprise his girlfriend Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. At the time she was touring the United States with the Old Vic Company, performing Romeo And Juliet. Read more »
Paul McCartney had flown to France on 6 November 1966, and met Mal Evans in Bordeaux on 12 November before flying to Kenya for a safari holiday. Read more »
One week after beginning his road trip across France, Paul McCartney had a rendezvous with The Beatles’ roadie Mal Evans in Bordeaux. Read more »
On this day Paul McCartney flew to France on a plane-ferry from Lydd airport in Kent, England. Read more »
Having completed his work on the Richard Lester film How I Won The War, John Lennon returned to London on this day. Read more »
George Harrison and his wife Pattie had flown to India on 14 September 1966 to study yoga and the sitar in Bombay (Mumbai).
On this day they returned to England, arriving at London Airport.
On 18 September 1966, John Lennon had travelled to Carboneras in Spain to film How I Won The War for director Richard Lester. Read more »
Following the initial filming period in Celle, West Germany, John Lennon travelled to southern Spain on this day to continue work on Richard Lester’s How I Won The War. Read more »
The previous evening, John Lennon and Neil Aspinall left Celle in West Germany, where Lennon was filming How I Won The War with Richard Lester, for a break in Paris, France. Read more »
George Harrison and his wife Pattie flew from London to Bombay (Mumbai) in India on this day. Read more »
Having finished touring and enjoying a break from recording, The Beatles were free to explore solo projects for the first time. John Lennon accepted an invitation from director Richard Lester to appear in his film How I Won The War. Read more »