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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 2, 1966

The Beatles all doing their own thing.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 1, 1966

Oct of 1966, George and Patti Harrison were traveling in India -- George started on this trip to adopt a lot of his Indian clothing style and also was sporting the first seen Beatle mustache.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 30, 1966

In September 1966, the individual Beatles commenced to molding new individual identities and to exploring individual musical interests. In Spain, John Lennon would write “Strawberry Fields Forever,” one of his most imaginative songs and a reimagining of his childhood and personal identity.  George Harrison would return from India with improved sitar technique and the self-confidence to record without his band mates.  And Paul McCartney would have an epiphany on the plane back from Africa about how the Beatles could reimagine themselves as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an imaginary group with none of the legal and social complications of reality.

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