Day of rest for the Beatles
Day of rest for the Beatles
In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Today people in the US were listening to Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys and In the UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles
Nothing really happened today.
Studio One, BBC Piccadilly Studios, London
In a little over three years since their initial broadcast, the Beatles had had outgrown the desire or need to record music sessions exclusively for broadcast on BBC Radio, and this, their 52nd music program contribution - was also the last. Transmitted in the Light Program as a "bank Holiday" special on Whit Monday, June 7 (10:00 am-12:15 pm, 15 minutes longer than usual), it went under the new title The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride). From Us To You was no longer an appropriate name considering the progression of the group's music since spring 1963, and the Beatles had offered to think of a replacement. Their final unimaginative decision indicates the degree of importance they now attached to this type of engagement.
The session took place between 2:30 and 6:00 pm (inclusive of rehearsal time) during which they taped seven numbers, "Ticket To Ride", (used twice in the prorgam, faded end), "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby", "I'm A Loser", "She's A Woman". They also engaged in idle jocularity with the host, musician and broadcaster Denny Piercy, but the general feeling among listeners when surveyed later by the BBC was, after all, their own show. (As usual, there were a host of guest artists to pad out the 135 minutes.)
During a meeting with BBC radio executives on March 12, 1965 Brian Epstein promised that the group would record more "bank holiday" specials during 1965. Brian Epstein promised that the group would record more "bank holiday" specials during 1965, principally for August 30 and December 26 (Boxing Day). However, despite an announcement to this effect over BBC airwaves, Epstein failed to meet his promise - listeners on August 30 did still hear an exclusive Beatles program, however.
At some point during the day John gave a brief interview to US television reporter Martin Ogronsky, screened a week later - June 1st (Tuesday) on the CBS program The Merv Griffin Show. The interview was filmed close to the sea-front in Cannes during a short and scarcely publicized visit that John and his wife Cynthia made to the town's annual film festival. In fact, this was their last day on the Riviera and they returned to England during the afternoon.
The Beatles took a break today.
Brian debuts on ABC-TV's live programme `The Eamonn Andrews Show', from Teddington Studios. During the programme he reveals that his greatest ambition is to act in a play.
Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," single goes #1
The #1 song in the US on May 21, 1965