At The Beatles’ Apple headquarters in London’s Savile Row, George Harrison gave an interview on this day to David Wigg from the BBC radio show Scene And Heard.
The interview took place from 1-2pm. A section lasting 5’13” was heard on the Saturday 8 March edition, while an extra 4’10” piece was broadcast on Saturday 12 April.
Harrison began by addressing stories that he had left The Beatles during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions. He played down the rumours, and denied that the walkout was due to an argument with John Lennon.
Wigg asked whether the group had plans to play live or make more films together. Harrison said that once the financial complications at Apple had been ironed out they may consider a film, said they would definitely record again in the Apple basement studio (they didn’t), but avoided discussing the prospect of touring.
Also on this day...
- 2021: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band to get super deluxe reissue
- 2018: John Lennon’s Monkey Bike is auctioned for £56,000
- 2009: Casting begins for Backbeat: The Musical
- 2009: Liverpool Hope University launches Beatles masters degree
- 1999: Recording: What It Is, Party by Paul McCartney
- 1996: UK single release: Real Love
- 1966: John Lennon: “We’re more popular than Jesus”
- 1966: UK EP release: Yesterday
- 1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
- 1964: Mixing: I Call Your Name
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Plaza Ballroom, St Helens
- 1962: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
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