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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 5, 1967

The Beatles are taking a break.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 4, 1967

George Harrison visits his parents

George Harrison and his wire Pattie travelled to the north of England on this day to spend some days with his family.

Harrison's parents lived in a bungalow named Sevenoaks, which was situated on Old Pewterspear Lane in the village of Appleton Thorn, Warrington. Harrison had bought the property for his parents in 1965 after they decided to move from Liverpool.

George and Pattie returned to London on 12 July 1967.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 3, 1967

Lennon, McCartney and Harrison attend a party in London

Musician and manager Vic Lewis held a private party at the Speakeasy in London on this night for The Monkees. The guests included John and Cynthia Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher and George and Pattie Harrison. Ringo Starr was elsewhere.

Other guests included The Who, Eric Clapton, Manfred Mann and his band, Lulu, Procol Harum, The Fool, Micky Most, Dusty Springfield, and Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith of The Monkees.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 2, 1967

The Beatles looking forward to a long break.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 1, 1967

This day's edition of the BBC Light Program show, "Where It's At" (4:00-5:30 pm), hosted by Chris Denning, included a pre-recorded interview by Kenny Everett with Paul McCartney, in which Paul discussed All You Need Is Love. It was was taped at some point during the preceding week, Monday to Friday, after the Our World transmission, but more precise day/location information is not known. "All You Need Is Love" was played twice in the 90 minute show, with B-Side "Baby, You're A Rich Man" played once.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 30, 1967

The Beatles on June 30th,1967 relax at 'Abbey Road' studios during the Sgt Pepper era

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 29, 1967

Julian’s Room

June 29, 1967 - Julian Lennon, age 4, posing with his dad in his colorful bedroom at Kenwood along with his famous Panda (from several other photo shoots over the years) and a giant Koala. Photo by Leslie Bryce from the big Beatles’ Monthly Book photo shoot.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 28, 1967

George Harrison is fined for speeding

George Harrison received a £6 fine on this day for breaking the speed limit in his black Mini Cooper car.

He had been caught speeding in Roehampton Lane, Putney, London. The fine was issued in the city's South Western Court.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 27, 1967

The Beatles taking a break today

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 26, 1967

Studio Two, EMI Studios in London

A 4:00 to 8:00 pm session which saw the overdubbing of a snare drum roll by Ringo for the opening of "All You Need Is Love" followed by final mono mixing. Backed with "Baby, You're a Rich Man", the song was issued as a single in Britain on Friday, July 7, 1967.

Here and elsewhere, it cruised effortlessly to Number One. With the Our World promotion, it could hardly have failed. The release of "All You Need Is Love" occurred just five weeks after the issue of the LP Sgt. Pepper and yet the single did not appear on the album. Nor were any of the album's songs issued as singles. Such a quality and quantity of output was the understandable envy of all the Beatles' contemporaries.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn