The day before their first Abbey Road recording session, The Beatles drove from Liverpool to London.
Although the session didn’t begin until 7pm on Wednesday 6 June, they were taking no chances. They stayed in the capital the night before, to ensure they would not be hindered by traffic jams, bad weather or anything else that might put at risk their chances of securing a coveted recording contract with EMI.
Also on this day...
- 2020: Paul McCartney voices support for Black Lives Matter protests
- 2015: Paul McCartney live at Nouveau Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France
- 2007: US album release: Memory Almost Full by Paul McCartney
- 1989: UK album release: Flowers In The Dirt by Paul McCartney
- 1981: UK album release: Somewhere In England by George Harrison
- 1968: Recording: Don’t Pass Me By
- 1964: Television: Treslong, Hillegom, Netherlands
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Leeds
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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