The day before beginning work on the Magical Mystery Tour song, The Beatles all went to see the folk singer Donovan performing in London.
The concert was the first night of Donovan’s week-long residency at the Saville Theatre, a venue then owned by The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein.
Also on this day...
- 1976: John Lennon and Paul McCartney consider appearing on Saturday Night Live
- 1972: US single release: Woman Is The N—r Of The World by John Lennon
- 1970: US album release: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Mersey Beat Showcase, London
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: Fox And Hounds, Caversham
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