The interviews took place separately at NEMS Enterprises’ offices on Argyll Street in London. Harrison’s was the first to take place, from 4.30-4.45pm. Lennon’s interview began from 5pm and also lasted 15 minutes.
Each interview was edited to approximately eight minutes, and in March 1966 were distributed overseas by the BBC Transcription Service on 7″ singles. The recordings were not broadcast in the United Kingdom.
Also on this day...
- 2011: Paul McCartney live: Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
- 2009: Nowhere Boy screening at Studio Two, Abbey Road Studios
- 1973: UK album release: Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1970: UK album release: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
- 1965: Mixing: 12-Bar Original
- 1964: Ringo Starr is interviewed by Melody Maker
- 1964: Brian Epstein appears on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs
- 1963: Live: Empire Theatre, Sunderland
- 1962: Live: Town Hall, Newton-le-Willows
- 1962: Mixing: Please Please Me, Ask Me Why
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Paul McCartney and Pete Best are deported from Germany
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