The film of The Beatles' 15 August 1965 concert at New York's Shea Stadium had its world première on BBC 1 in the UK on this day.
The concert had been filmed by Sullivan Productions, owned by Ed Sullivan, in association with Brian Epstein's NEMS Enterprises and Subafilms, the company co-owned by Epstein and The Beatles.
The 48-minute programme was shown in black and white on the BBC's main channel. The songs She's A Woman and Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby were left out of the final edit, which also featured audio overdubs recorded in London on 5 January 1966.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Planetario Galileo Galilei, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 1969: Paul McCartney produces Mary Hopkin’s Goodbye
- 1968: Ringo Starr leaves India
- 1967: Recording: A Day In The Life, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- 1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
- 1964: Recording: I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport
- 1962: Live: Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
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