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The Apple Boutique closes down

The Beatles decided the previous day to close down their Apple Boutique in Baker Street, and announced that they would give away the stock. Members of the public queued throughout the night for a chance of getting a free item.

The Mad Day Out: location seven

The final location of The Beatles’ Mad Day Out, in which hundreds of photographs were taken around London in the course of a day, was 7 Cavendish Avenue, Paul McCartney‘s house in St John’s Wood, north London.

The Mad Day Out: location six

After leaving St Pancras Old Church and Gardens, The Beatles travelled to east London to Wapping Pier Head and Wapping High Street, for the sixth location of the Mad Day Out photoshoot.

The Mad Day Out: location five

After striking numerous poses on a traffic island in Old Street, north London, The Beatles travelled to St Pancras Old Church and Gardens near Regent’s Park, where some of the best-known photographs of the Mad Day Out were taken.

The Mad Day Out: location four

The fourth location in the Mad Day Out, in which The Beatles were photographed in various places around London, was in Old Street, a busy thoroughfare in the north of the city.

The Mad Day Out: location three

After their photography session at the Mercury Theatre in Notting Hill, The Beatles’ Mad Day Out continued towards Highgate Cemetery in north London.

The Mad Day Out: location two

The second location in The Beatles’ Mad Day Out photography extravaganza took place at the Mercury Theatre at 2 Ladbroke Road in Notting Hill, London.

The Mad Day Out: location one

In the early summer of 1968, Paul McCartney telephoned esteemed war photographer Don McCullin to ask him to spend a day photographing The Beatles. The group was in need of new publicity images, and wanted to get away from the recording studio temporarily.

Première of the In His Own Write stage play

The National Theatre’s stage version of John Lennon‘s book In His Own Write, directed by Victor Spinetti, had its début at the Old Vic Theatre on London’s Waterloo Road.

Apple Tailoring opens in London

The full name of Apple’s second boutique store was Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical). It was situated at 161 King’s Road, and was run by 25-year-old Australian designer John Crittle.

John and Yoko attend press launch of Apple Tailoring

Three days after their relationship began, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared in public for the first time, for the lunchtime launch party and press conference for Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical), the second boutique from Apple Corps.

The Apple Boutique opens

One of the first business ventures by The Beatles’ Apple Corps was the Apple Boutique, which opened on 7 December 1967. It was located at 94 Baker Street, London.

Launch party at the Apple Boutique

Two days ahead of the opening of The Beatles’ Apple Boutique at 94 Baker Street, London, a launch party and fashion show was held in the building.