The Beatles gave two performances on their final night of concerts in Sydney, Australia, each of which was seen by 12,000 people.
Prior to the shows the group gave a telephone interview to Colin Hamilton, presenter of the BBC Light Programme show Roundabout, from their suite at Sydney’s Chevron Hotel. The conversation was broadcast in the United Kingdom in three edited sections on 27 June 1964.
During one of the concerts an egg is said to have been thrown from the audience, hitting John Lennon on the foot. Although his short-sightedness meant he could barely see the audience, he looked in the direction it had came from and shouted: “What do you think I am, a salad?”
Also on this day...
- 2018: Paul McCartney announces new album Egypt Station
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey
- 2010: Paul McCartney live at Hampden Park, Glasgow
- 1968: Recording: Revolution 9
- 1968: Paul McCartney flies to New York
- 1966: Mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life
- 1965: The Beatles’ European tour begins at Palais des Sport, Paris
- 1963: John Lennon apologises for assaulting Bob Wooler
- 1963: The Beatles Ltd is formed
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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