Brian Epstein‘s NEMS company had moved from Liverpool to London in 1963, establishing an office at 13 Monmouth Street in the centre of the capital.
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The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein had been suffering from depression and anxiety for some time, a condition exacerbated by his use of drugs – both prescribed and illegal.
The Beatles each pursued individual projects and outside interests during the late summer of 1966. On this evening Paul McCartney attended a performance of experimental music at the Royal College of Art in London.
The day after their final concert took place at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, The Beatles departed the United States for England.
Paul McCartney took part in a radio show, David Frost At The Phonograph, in which the eponymous host interviewed a guest and played records.
Following their first trip to India, The Beatles returned to England on this day.
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.
Following the previous day‘s shoot inside EMI Studios, The Beatles went on location at Chiswick House in London, to film promotional clips for their forthcoming single Paperback Writer/Rain.
Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road For the imminent release of the Paperback Writer/Rain single, The Beatles were unwilling to appear on television for promotion. Instead, they took part in a two-day shoot which resulted in a total of seven promotional films for the songs.
Dolly’s nightclub, situated at 57-58 Jermyn Street in London, was a favourite haunt of The Beatles and other 1960s luminaries. On this evening Paul McCartney and Neil Aspinall paid a visit, along with Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones and Keith Richards.
The Beatles gave two sets of interviews for BBC radio programmes on this day, at the Playhouse Theatre in London.
Although they famously performed on the rooftop of Apple in January 1969, 1 May 1966 was The Beatles’ final scheduled live appearance in Britain.
There was no recording session scheduled for 18 April 1966, so John Lennon and George Harrison went to the Marquee Club in London, where they saw The Lovin’ Spoonful perform.
Prior to his concert at the Granada Cinema in Walthamstow, London, George Harrison and Ringo Starr met the singer Roy Orbison.
On this day a photo session which was to become a notorious part of The Beatles’ history took place: the infamous ‘butcher cover’ pictures were taken.
Each of The Beatles, along with their wives and girlfriends, attended the première of Alfie, which was directed by Lewis Gilbert and starred Michael Caine.
Two weeks after they flew to Switzerland for a skiing holiday, Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Jane Asher returned to England.
John Lennon and Ringo Starr paid a visit to the Scotch Of St James nightclub on this evening.
Paul McCartney saw Motown star Stevie Wonder perform on this day at the Scotch Of St James club in London.
The day after they married in Esher, Surrey, George and Pattie Harrison gave a press conference in London.