As part of their promotional trip to the United States to launch Apple Corps, John Lennon and Paul McCartney conducted a series of interviews for the US media.
The interviews took place in a suite at the St Regis Hotel, New York City. The media organisations included the New York Times.
Among the reporters was Larry Kane, a Miami-based disc jockey who had been a key supporter of The Beatles since their US invasion in 1964. His interview was filmed in colour, and the footage was eventually released with Kane’s book Lennon Revealed.
Kane asked Lennon and McCartney about Apple’s business aims, their trip to India, thoughts on LSD, US campus riots and Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination. Lennon also talks about The Beatles’ touring days in the US, particularly their troubled 1966 appearance in Memphis and their first visit to New York in 1964.
Also on this day...
- 2022: Paul McCartney live: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
- 1991: UK album release: Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) by Paul McCartney
- 1969: Get Back photo session
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.
Anyone have any idea what happened to John’s chin? If you look closely, you can see he’s got a bandage on it during this interview, and at the press conference the following day, he appears to have a nasty bruise/scab visible.