Day of rest for the Beatles
The Beatles - Nothing to report today, 50 years ago
ABC Theatre, Blackpool
The Beatle's only British television appearance to promote "HELP!" - all of the other shows had to make do with a clip from the movie, was a return booking onthe ABC Television variety show Blackpool Night Out, networked live to all but one ITV company direct from the town's ABC Theatre between 9:10 and 10:05 pm. As usual, the show was compered by Mike and bernie Winters, and the Beatles topped a bill that comprised Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr, Johnny Hart and Lionel Blair. They also took part in stage rehearsals throughout the afternoon.
The Beatles played six songs. "I Feel Fine", "I'm Down", "Act Naturally", "Ticket To Ride", "Yesterday" (a solo performance by Paul, the others having left the stage, on their return John announced "Thank you Ringo, that was wonderful") and "Help!" They did not participate in any comedy routines on this occasion.
The Beatles taking a small break between London & Blackpool.
Saville Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave. London
Set to perform live on British television on August 1, their first such appearance in more than a year, the Beatles spent part of this day in private rehearsal on stage at the Saville Theatre, a central London venue leased by brian Epstein's NEMS Enterprises from April 1, 1965 until after his death.
While there, the group also gave two inteviews for BBC radio, principally discussing HELP!, premiered in London just the night before, July 29th. The first interview was with Dibbs Mather, a long and witty conversation which was, most unusually, distributed by the BBC's Transcription Service to the British Council which promoted British culture in foreign countries. Along with disc material, it was packaged simply titled The Beatles, sent to the British Council in New York and dispatched from there to specified US radio stations for local broacast.
The second interview was with British entertainer/comic actor Lance Percival, two minutes of which was broadcast the next day, between 12:00 noon and 12:29 pm, in his Light Programme records show Lance A Gogo.
Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn
Help!, the group's second movie, a James Bond spoof, premieres in London.
On July 28, 1965, the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership had been previously documented on BBC television's Songwriters program.
The Beatles are taking a break!
In Wales, a clip from "Help!" is shown on TV.