Ringo Starr arrived early for The Beatles’ session on this day, so he dropped in to Abbey Road’s Studio Two where soul singer Solomon King was recording a ballad, A Hundred Years Or More. Read more »
George and Pattie Harrison, Ringo Starr, Maureen Starkey and Mal Evans all returned to England from California on this day. Read more »
The day after they arrived in California, George Harrison and Ringo Starr visited folk singer Joan Baez at her home in Carmel, California. Read more »
Following the long drive from Rishikesh to Delhi, and the 20-hour flight from there to London Airport, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen arrived back in London. Read more »
Less than two weeks after their arrival, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen left Rishikesh to return to England. Read more »
The arrival of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in Delhi was quite different from the journey taken by John Lennon and George Harrison a few days earlier. Read more »
Paul McCartney, his partner Jane Asher, plus Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen, flew from London Airport on this day. They were bound for Delhi, India, where John Lennon and George Harrison had arrived three days earlier. Read more »
Ringo Starr was not present for The Beatles’ recording sessions on this day, as he was at the BBC’s Television Theatre in London to rehearse and record an appearance on Cilla Black’s television show Cilla. Read more »
Following rehearsals on 1 and 2 February, Ringo Starr took part in further preparations on this day for an appearance on Cilla Black’s television show on 6 February 1968. Read more »
On 6 February 1968, Ringo Starr made an appearance on Cilla Black’s television show. In the lead-up to the show he took part in three days of rehearsals, the second of which took place on this day. Read more »
Ringo Starr made an appearance on Cilla Black’s television show on 6 February 1968. In the lead-up to the show he took part in three days of rehearsals, the first of which took place on this day. Read more »
Having been edited to 55 minutes from nearly 10 hours of footage, The Beatles’ television film Magical Mystery Tour had its world première on BBC 1 at 8.35. Read more »
The third Beatles baby, following the births of Julian Lennon and Zak Starkey, was a second son for Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey. 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.
The Beatles had arrived in Athens, Greece, some days earlier with a view to buying a set of Greek islands. However, their hired yacht was delayed due to a storm off the Cretan coast, leaving them stuck in Athens for several days. Read more »
On the previous day, 19 July 1967, The Beatles had discussed their plans to purchase an island hideaway in Greece. Read more »
BBC disc jockey Kenny Everett gave the official preview of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on this day, on the radio show Where It’s At, broadcast on the BBC Light Programme from 4pm. Read more »
On 18 September 1966, John Lennon had travelled to Carboneras in Spain to film How I Won The War for director Richard Lester. Read more »
Although they made an unannounced live appearance in January 1969 on the rooftop of the Apple building, The Beatles’ final live concert took place on 29 August 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Read more »