Paul McCartney, along with Linda and the band, arrived in New York on this day. He held a press conference at the Lyceum Theater, along with a series of interviews, to publicise his forthcoming US live dates. Read more »
While Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were elsewhere in the studio working on the White Album, John Lennon gave an interview to the BBC about the stage adaptation of his book In His Own Write. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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). Read more »
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 »
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 »
On this day John Lennon made an appearance on the final edition of the BBC television show Tonight, presented by Kenneth Allsop. Read more »
The Beatles were due to perform their first Italian concert in Milan on 24 June 1965. Ahead of the date, they gave an interview for the BBC’s Italian language service. Read more »
John Lennon recorded an interview for the BBC Home Service programme The World Of Books on this day at the offices of NEMS Enterprises at Argyll Street, London. Read more »
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. Read more »
After completing the slow-motion scene in Help! at Twickenham Film Studios in the morning, The Beatles remained on site to take part in a live radio interview for the BBC show Pop Inn. Read more »
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.
John Lennon was interviewed at his home, Kenwood, by New Musical Express news editor Chris Hutchins. The interview was published in the 4 December 1964 edition of the music paper. Read more »
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 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 »
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 »
This was the second and final day of filming at the exclusive London private members’ club Les Ambassadeurs, following an earlier shoot on 17 March 1964. Read more »
The day after their record-breaking appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles gave a series of interviews and personal appearances. Read more »
The day The Beatles’ American invasion began. The Beatles’ Boeing 707, Pan Am flight 101, left London Airport early on the morning of 7 February 1964, bound for New York City. Read more »