The Beatles’ diary -- June 1965

June 1965

Thursday, 3rd June

John, George and their girlfriends were all invited to Allen Ginsburg’s birthday party (a famous American poet). But when they got there, he came out stark naked! So John and George stormed out, saying, “You don’t do that in front of the birds.”

Friday, 4th June

‘Beatles For Sale (No. 2)’ EP – front cover ReleasedUK EP. Beatles For Sale (No. 2) Peak position: Record Retailer – #5

Friday, 11th June

Recording session for the radio show ‘Late Night Extra’ This show was transmitted live (BBC Light Programme) and featured an interview with Paul McCartney.

Buckingham Palace announced that The Beatles were getting MBEs, and some old war-hero’s started sending back their medals in disgust.

Saturday, 12th June

The papers greeted their investiture with the line: “She Loves Them! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!”

Monday, 14th June

‘Beatles VI’ album – front cover ReleasedUSA album. Beatles VI Peak position: Billboard – #1; Cashbox – #1; Record World – #1

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (14:30–17:30) during which they recorded I’m Down.

A further session took place between 19:00–22:30 in Studio 2 at which they recorded Yesterday.

Tuesday, 15th June

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (14:30–18:15) during which they recorded It’s Only Love.

Wednesday, 16th June

Recording session for the radio show ‘The World Of Books’ at the NEMS Enterprises This show was transmitted on 3rd July (BBC Home Service) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

A further session for ‘Today’ took place later in the day at the NEMS Enterprises This show was transmitted on 21st June (BBC Home Service) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

Thursday, 17th June

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (14:00–17:30) during which they recorded Yesterday and Act Naturally.

A further session took place between 19:00–21:30 in Studio 2 at which they recorded Wait.

Friday, 18th June

Recording session for the TV show ‘Tonight’ at the Lime Grove Studios. The programme was broadcast live (BBC1) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

Saturday, 19th June

Charles de Houghton sent a letter to ‘The Times’ declaring: “The Beatles deserve their MBEs, because they are significant earners of foreign exchange and have saved the British corduroy industry.”

Sunday, 20th June

Performance at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France, as part of their European Tour. They played Twist And Shout, She’s A Woman, I’m A Loser, Can’t Buy Me Love, Baby’s In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day’s Night, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Rock And Roll Music, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride and Long Tall Sally.

There was also a recording session for the radio show ‘The Beatles’ This show was transmitted on 27th June (Radio Luxembourg) and featured interviews with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

The Beatles opened their European tour in Paris.

Tuesday, 22nd June

Performance at the Palais d’Hiver de Lyon in Villeurbanne, Lyon, France, as part of their European Tour. They played Twist And Shout, She’s A Woman, I’m A Loser, Can’t Buy Me Love, Baby’s In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day’s Night, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Rock And Roll Music, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride and Long Tall Sally.

Thursday, 24th June

John published his second book A Spaniard In The Works.

Friday, 25th June

Sunday, 27th June

The Beatles alienated one of their most famous fans, Noel Coward, by telling him to get lost when he came backstage.

Monday, 28th June

Wednesday, 30th June


 
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