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Lennon and McCartney give interviews in New York

John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference at what was then the Americana Hotel at 155 West 47th Street, New York City, to promote Apple Corps in the United States. Read more »

Paul McCartney justifies Magical Mystery Tour

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. Read more »

Press conference: Astor Tower Hotel, Chicago

The day after their arrival in America for their final US tour, The Beatles held a second press conference at the Astor Tower Hotel, Chicago. Inevitably it was dominated with questions about John Lennon's comments that The Beatles' were "more popular than Jesus". Read more »

John Lennon: “We’re more popular than Jesus”

The following article was published in the London Evening Standard newspaper on 4 March 1966. A fascinating portrait of John Lennon's home life, it was written by Maureen Cleave, a close friend to The Beatles.

The piece was headlined "How does a Beatle live? John Lennon lives like this". It grew notorious in later months when Lennon's comments about Christianity - "We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity" - were republished around the world. Read more »

Ringo Starr is interviewed by Melody Maker

Two days before he had his tonsils removed at University College Hospital, London, Ringo Starr gave an interview to music paper Melody Maker to discuss the operation.

At the paper's office Starr also saw the weekly singles charts being compiled, with The Beatles' I Feel Fine at the number one position.

Interview: John Lennon and Ringo Starr in Los Angeles

On 23 August 1964, John Lennon and Ringo Starr were interviewed while in Los Angeles. The occasion was The Beatles' first concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The interviewer is unknown, but also present for the conversation was Beatles publicist Derek Taylor. Read more »

Ringo Starr gives a press conference in Sydney, Australia

Ringo Starr arrived in Sydney on the morning of 14 June 1964, following a long flight from London Airport via San Francisco. He spent less than two hours in the city before catching a connecting flight to Melbourne, where he was reunited with the other Beatles. Read more »

Interview in Hong Kong

The Beatles took a flight to Sydney, Australia, the day after their two shows at Hong Kong's Princess Theatre. They were joined by Australian disc jockey Bob Rogers, who accompanied them throughout this leg of the tour. Read more »