The Beatles’ finance expert Neil Aspinall left nearly £7m to his family in his will. Read more »
Following a week’s break on the West Coast of the United States, George Harrison, his wife Pattie, and Neil Aspinall and Alexis ‘Magic Alex’ Mardas returned to England on this day. Read more »
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.
On the previous day, 19 July 1967, The Beatles had discussed their plans to purchase an island hideaway in Greece. 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 »
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. Read more »
Following the previous day’s concerts in Copenhagen, Denmark, The Beatles flew to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, arriving at 1pm. 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 »