Nothing major to report for the Beatles today.
Nothing major to report for the Beatles today.
John Lennon evades a young fan who wants his yachting-style cap as a souvenir during the Beatles' concert in Rome on June 28,1965.
The Beatles performed two shows on this day at the Teatro Adriano in Piazza Cavour in Rome, and two more on the following day. It was the group's only visit to the Italian capital.
The concerts took place on each of the days at 4.30pm and 9.30pm. Originally just this day's performances had been booked, but the next day's were added later on. Despite this, none of The Beatles' four Rome shows was more than half full.
Parts of both this day's performances, recorded by members of the audience, have been circulated on bootlegs, although the quality is less than perfect.
After the second show Paul McCartney met playwright Noël Coward, who had attended the concert. The encounter took place at the Parco dei Principi hotel.
Following their two concerts in Milan, The Beatles were driven in four cars to Genoa, Italy by the Alfa Romeo Racing Team.
The group performed two shows at the city's Palazzo dello Sport, a 25,000-seat arena, at 4.30pm and 9.30pm. As in Milan, tickets for the afternoon appearance sold poorly, with just 5,000 fans seeing The Beatles play; the evening show was seen by 10,000.
The group performed 12 songs during both shows in Genoa: Twist And Shout, She's A Woman, I'm A Loser, Can't Buy Me Love, Baby's In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day's Night, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, Rock And Roll Music, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride and Long Tall Sally.
The Beatles remained in Genoa for just a short time. Immediately after the second show they flew to Rome in a chartered aeroplane.
The Beatles, with Brian and Wendy Hanson, stay at a hotel in Geneva. 4.30pm, 9.30pm. Concerts at the Palazzo dello Sport, Geneva, Italy.
Mr. Quintieri, member of the Italian Parliament, in the Chamber of Deputies, asks the Minister of Finance if `appropriate measure has been taken to guarantee the payment of taxes on the fees paid to the Beatles and what was the amount declared and assessed.'
Taped: Thursday 24 June 1965
Aired: Thursday 25 May 2000
During their career The Beatles performed eight concerts in Italy, over four days during their European Tour in the summer of 1965. The Beatles played their first Italian show in Milan at the Velodromo Vigorelli.
The group performed two shows on this date, at 4.30pm and 9.30pm. The velodrome seated 22,000 people, although neither of the concerts was a sell-out: the afternoon performance was seen by 7,000, and the evening concert attracted 20,000.
Brian Epstein was not pleased at all the empty seats, particularly during the afternoon show when many of the fans were at school or work and only 7,000 people attended. The press suggested that a combination of high prices and a heat wave had kept the fans away.
The Beatles strolling in a Paris park on June 23 1965 in Paris France
Broadcast of `Londra Ultima Ora', Italian radio programme, with interview to the Beatles (recorded 18 June 1965).
The Beatles arrived for their concert at the Palais D'Hiver on June 22, 1965 in Lyon, France.
Following their two performances the previous day at the Palais des Sports in Paris, The Beatles had a rest day before travelling to Lyon for their next engagement.
It wasn't all rest, however - from inside their hotel, the George V, the group gave an interview to Chris Denning for Radio Luxembourg's weekly show 'The Beatles'. Denning invited them to dedicate songs: John Lennon's was for Harold Wilson; Paul McCartney's were for writers Bernard Levin, Donald Zec and Wolf Mankowitz; George Harrison dedicated a song to the miners of Scunthorpe, in reaction to Ringo Starr's dedication for the Liverpool dockers. Starr also dedicated tunes to writers Don Short and Judith Simons, and for their fan club secretary Freda Kelly.
In the evening The Beatles returned once again to the Castel nightclub on 15 Rue Princesse, where they had partied the night before.
The Beatles' set throughout the European tour comprised 12 songs: Twist and Shout, She's a Woman, I'm a Loser, Can't Buy Me Love, Baby's in Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day's Night, Everybody's Trying to be My Baby, Rock and Roll Music, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride and Long Tall Sally.
The Beatles' final European tour opened with a concert at the Palais des Sports in Paris.
While leaving London Airport the group learned that fans had been turned away by airport authorities, who had claimed that The Beatles has asked them to stay away. This was later denied by the group and Brian Epstein.
The Beatles and their entourage arrived at the Paris-Orly airport at 9.55am and were taken to the George V hotel. Around 50 fans were waiting at the hotel, far fewer than on their previous visit.
They played two concerts at the Palais des Sports, at 3pm and 9pm, each of which was seen by 6,000 people. Also on the bill were The Yardbirds. Both were recorded by French radio station Europe 1; the first was broadcast from 1pm on 27 June, and the second was transmitted live.
The evening performance was also filmed by television channel 2, and was shown on 31 October from 7.30pm.
At night they were visited at their hotel by popular French singer Françoise Hardy, before The Beatles went to the Castel nightclub on 15 Rue Princesse, where they partied until the early hours.