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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 29, 1966

The Beatles each doing something different today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 28, 1966

The Beatles were all doing their own thing.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 27, 1966

It was a quiet day.....

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 26, 1966

Brian Epstein is hospitalized in London

The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein had been suffering from depression and anxiety for some time, a condition exacerbated by his use of drugs - both prescribed and illegal.

His anxiety had heightened following The Beatles decision to stop touring, which left Epstein with less involvement in their careers. Each member was undertaking individual projects in the late summer of 1966, and he had intended to join John Lennon in Spain on the set of How I Won The War.

On this day, however, Epstein was hospitalized in a London clinic. The official given reason was that it was a check-up, although it later transpired that he had overdosed on prescribed drugs. As a result, he was forced to cancel his visit to Spain in order to recuperate.

Although Epstein is known to have made later suicide attempts, it is believed that this overdose was accidental.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 25, 1966

John's making a movie, George is in India. What are Paul and Ringo doing?

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 24, 1966

The Beatles doing their own thing....

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 23, 1966

George Harrison taking selfies in India

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 22, 1966

50 Years ago today

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 21, 1966

The Beatles just doing their own thing.....

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 20, 1966

BBC interview with George Harrison

The day after he held a press conference at the Taj Mahal hotel in Bombay (Mumbai), India, George Harrison granted an exclusive interview to the BBC.

Harrison was in India to study yoga and the sitar. He was interviewed by the BBC's radio correspondent in the country, Donald Milner. The pair discussed Harrison's spiritual beliefs and Eastern philosophy for around 10 minutes.

More than seven minutes from the interview were broadcast on the BBC Home Service in the UK on Sunday 11 December 1966, from 4-4.30pm, on The Lively Arts. An extract lasting 2'25" was also broadcast on Pick Of The Week on 16 December from 12.10pm.

George Harrison "Selfie"