Paul McCartney flew to Denver from San Francisco on this day to pay a surprise visit to his girlfriend Jane Asher on her 21st birthday.
Asher was touring with the Old Vic theatre company in a production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. McCartney had flown to America on 3 April 1967 with Mal Evans.
McCartney and Evans flew from San Francisco in a hired Lear jet; they arrived at Denver Airport and were met by Bert Rosenthal, who had agreed to lend McCartney and Asher his house. Evans, meanwhile, booked into the Driftwood Motel.
In the evening McCartney and Asher were reunited, and Rosenthal drove them to a hotel where a birthday party was held for her. The party had been organised by the Old Vic.
It’s the total legend that is Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday today & an excuse to repost a photo I am so proud to have taken on my little Kodak Brownie camera on Jane Asher’s 21st birthday on April 25th on our Bristol Old Vic USA tour in 1967.
Happy Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney. pic.twitter.com/JGsf7q9CWg
— Judy Jarvis (@judyjarvis) June 18, 2022
Also on this day...
- 2017: Full details of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper 50th anniversary edition
- 1970: Ringo Starr is interviewed for the BBC’s Scene And Heard
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: The Beatles receive their first silver disc
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1946: Jane Asher is born
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