London waxworks museum Madame Tussaud’s unveiled lifesize figures of all four Beatles on this day. They were the first pop group to be immortalised in the museum.
On 29 April 1964 The Beatles were photographed with the dummies.
Madame Tussaud’s lent the wax figures to artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in early 1967, to be used on the cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Three of the heads – John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – were rediscovered in 2005 after being lost for nearly two decades, and were auctioned for £81,500.
Madame Tussaud’s reworked the figures on several occasions throughout the 1960s, to reflect The Beatles’ ever-changing image.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Four Paul McCartney albums to get CD/vinyl reissues
- 2012: Paul McCartney live: Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
- 2010: Paul McCartney live: Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Arizona
- 1967: Recording: Good Morning Good Morning, Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
- 1966: George Harrison and Ringo Starr meet Roy Orbison
- 1965: The Beatles’ final Thank Your Lucky Stars appearance
- 1963: Live: ABC Cinema, Exeter
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.