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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 30, 1966
 (You’re My) SOUL AND INSPIRATION - The Righteous Brothers (Verve)
 CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ - The Mama’s & The Papa’s (Dunhill)
 GOOD LOVIN’ - The Young Rascals (Atlantic)
 SHAKE ME, WAKE ME (When It’s Over) - The Four Tops (Motown)
 19TH NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - The Rolling Stones (London)
 THIS OLD HEART OF MINE (Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers (Tamla)
 THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS - SSgt. Barry Sadler (RCA Victor)
 DAYDREAM - The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)
 SLOOP JOHN B - The Beach Boys (Capitol)
 THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’ - Nancy Sinatra (Reprise)
 NOWHERE MAN - The Beatles (Capitol)
 BANG BANG (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Cher (Imperial)
SOMEWHERE - Len Barry (Decca) TIME WON’T LET ME - The Outsiders (Capitol) I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY - B.J. Thomas & The Triumphs (Scepter) SHE BLEW A GOOD THING - The Poets (Symbol) SURE GONNA MISS HER - Gary Lewis & The Playboys (Liberty) THE LOVE YOU SAVE (May Be Your Own) - Joe Tex (Dial) RHAPSODY IN THE RAIN - Lou Christie (MGM) LEANING ON THE LAMP POST - Herman’s Hermits (MGM) A SIGN OF THE TIMES - Petula Clark (Warner Bros.) KICKS - Paul Revere & The Raiders (Columbia) TOGETHER AGAIN - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount) I’LL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU - Garnet Mimms (United Artists) SECRET AGENT MAN - Johnny Rivers (Imperial)
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 29, 1966

The Beatles enjoying their break.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 28, 1966

Ringo Starr and George Harrison attend Roy Orbison's concert in Walthamstow, England.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 27, 1966

The Beatles enjoying a little break.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 26, 1966

A horse Paul McCartney bought for his father wins the race at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. Paul watches the race with his father and brother Michael.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 25, 1966

The Vale, London

Since forming NES Enterprises in June 1962, Brian Epstein had launched or acquired a number of other business ventures, leasing the central London venue Saville Theatre, for example. In September 1964, he had bought a controlling stake in the Liverpool pop paper Mersey Beat, renaming it Music Echo and giving it a national perspective and distribution. Music Echo then merged with IPC's well-established Disc, landing Eptstein a 50 per cent stake in the newly-named Disc and Music Echo, unveiled on April 23, 1966. One of the promotions devised to push the re-launch was free distribution of flexi-disc single containing interviews with top singers and groups, made available to readers on submission of a number of completed coupons. The disc was called Sound of the Stars and probably because of the Epstein connection, the Beatles contributed.

They were recorded between 3:00 and 3:30 this afternoon, interviewed by Radio Caroline disc-jockey Tom Lodge at a photographic studio at 1 The Vale, in the Chelsea area of west London (following which the Beatles got down to the main business of the afternoon, a photo shoot with Robert Witacker which produced, among other shots, the famous "Butcher" photographs). Devised and produced by NEMS' Tony Barrow, Sound of the Stars also featured Cilla Black, Cliff Richard, the Hollies, Pete Townshend, Spencer Davis, the Walker Brothers, Sandie Shaw and others. The Beatles were briefly heard at the start of side one and then ended the second side of the disc with one minute, 37 seconds of silly answers to silly questions.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 24, 1966

The Beatles attend the première of Alfie

Each of The Beatles, along with their wives and girlfriends, attended the première of Alfie, which was directed by Lewis Gilbert and starred Michael Caine.

Paul McCartney's girlfriend Jane Asher had a minor part in the film. The première took place at the Haymarket Theatre on Great Suffolk Street, London.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 23, 1966

March 23, 1966: Photo session for publicity pictures for next album.

What was the next album??

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 22, 1966

Nothing to report on this day 50 years ago.....If anyone remembers anything, please let us know!

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 21, 1966

A quiet day 50 years ago........