Following their third appearance at the New Musical Express Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert, The Beatles were driven from Wembley to ABC’s Teddington studios to film an appearance on The Eamonn Andrews Show.
They arrived at 6.30pm, and after changing their clothes and eating a meal, The Beatles took part in a rehearsal from 7.30-8pm. A full dress rehearsal took place from 8.45-9.30, and the show was broadcast live from 11.05-11.50pm.
They appeared in three parts of the show. In the first, John Lennon joined Andrews at the presenter’s desk, while George Harrison and Ringo Starr sat on a sofa and Paul McCartney was in a swivel chair. They discussed the filming of Help!, the nature of their success, and the possibility of solo careers after the group split up.
In the second part they mimed to Ticket To Ride and Yes It Is. For the final segment they took part in a discussion forum, for which journalist Katherine Whitehorn and critic Wolf Mankowitz were also guests.
Also on this day...
- 1969: UK single release: Get Back
- 1967: Paul McCartney performs with Brian Wilson and John and Michelle Phillips
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life, Love You To
- 1965: Live: NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert
- 1963: Live: Co-operative Hall, Middleton
- 1963: UK single release: From Me To You
- 1963: John Lennon sees his son Julian for the first time
- 1962: John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Pete Best fly to Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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