Just over three years since their first appearance on BBC radio, The Beatles recorded their final musical appearance on 26 May 1965.
It was their 52nd radio appearance for the corporation, and was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme on 7 June 1965 under the name The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride) – a change from the usual From Us To You at the group’s insistence, as they felt the old title no longer did justice to their maturing image.
The session took place at the BBC’s Piccadilly Studios in London between 2.30pm and 6pm, including time spent rehearsing. The Beatles recorded seven songs: ‘Ticket To Ride’, ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’, ‘I’m A Loser’, ‘The Night Before’, ‘Honey Don’t’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’, and ‘She’s A Woman’.
The Beatles were also interviewed by the host, Denny Piercy, and there were a number of guests also appearing on the show.
The recordings of ‘Ticket To Ride’ and ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’ from this day can be heard on the Live At The BBC album.
Also on this day...
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
- 1980: US album release: McCartney II by Paul McCartney
- 1975: US single release: Listen To What The Man Said by Wings
- 1969: John and Yoko’s second bed-in for peace: Montreal
- 1969: US album release: Unfinished Music No.2: Life With The Lions by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
- 1969: US album release: Electronic Sound by George Harrison
- 1966: Recording: Yellow Submarine
- 1964: John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to London from Tahiti
- 1963: Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: Town Hall, Forres, Scotland
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.