Beatles and Beatle-related events on June 16:
June 16, 1966: The Beatles tape a surprise appearance on “Top of the Pops.” According to a newspaper account, Brian Epstein asked the Beatles two days prior to the show if they would do it and the Beatles agreed. They mime “Rain” and “Paperback Writer.”
June 16, 1962: The Cavern with Tony Smith’s Jazzmen.
June 16, 1963: The Odeon Cinema, with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas.
June 16, 1964: The Beatles play Festival Hall, Melbourne.
June 16, 1965: Herman’s Hermits earn their first gold record for “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter.”
June 16, 1965: Beatles work on the movie “Help!” completed.
June 16, 1966: Paul McCartney’s sheepdog, Martha, is born.
June 16, 1967: The Monterey Pop Festival opens. Acts featured include Ravi Shankar, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel and the Mamas and the Papas. Though the Beatles aren’t there, there are rumors they might show up. Paul McCartney acts as a talent consultant. The Beatles do contribute a poster for the festival. (see left).
June 16, 1968: Paul McCartney and Mary Hopkin tape an interview in the UK with David Frost for telecast in the U.S.
June 16, 1969: “Brave New World” by the Steve Miller Band released with “My Dark Hour” featuring Paul McCartney.
June 16, 1975: John Lennon files suit against the U.S. government accusing it of selective prosecution in his immigration hassles.
June 16, 1977: “Beatlemania,” a tribute show, opens in New York for a long run.
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