The Beatles’ diary -- 1st May 1966

Sunday, 1st May 1966

UK singles chart
  1. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield
  2. Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann
  3. Somebody Help Me – Spencer Davis Group
  4. Bang Bang – Cher
  5. Hold Tight – Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
UK albums chart
  1. Aftermath – The Rolling Stones
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Rubber Soul – The Beatles
  4. Take It Easy – Walker Brothers
  5. Mary Poppins – Original Soundtrack
Performing at the NME Poll Winner’s PartyJohn at the NME Poll Winner’s Party – 1 May ’66

Performance at the Empire Pool in Wembley. They played I Feel Fine, Nowhere Man, Day Tripper, If I Needed Someone and I’m Down.

There was also a recording session for the TV show ‘Poll Winners Concert’ at the Empire Pool. This show was broadcast on 15th May (ABC).

Their last-ever concert in the UK (not including the roof-top show in 1970), at the NME Poll Winner’s Party. They played ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Nowhere Man’, ‘Day Tripper’, ‘If I Needed Someone’ and ‘I’m Down’. Other groups on the bill included The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, The Walker Brothers, Dusty Springfield and Roy Orbison. (I wonder how much a ticket to see that little lot would cost today?) One of the reporters, Derek Johnson, remembered: “I was waiting for The Beatles at the back door of Wembley Stadium, where the kitchens were, when this big van drew up and four chefs got out, with the proper white hats and aprons, carrying trays of goodies in their hands. As they walked towards me, I realised that it was The Beatles. They frequently adopted …

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