Beatles History
July 29, 1964
Who’s coming to the shows at the Johanneshovs Isstadion in Stockholm tonight? We hope to see you there!
-Ringo Starr

July 29, 1964

Who’s coming to the shows at the Johanneshovs Isstadion in Stockholm tonight? We hope to see you there!

-Ringo Starr

July 28, 1964
We’ve just arrived in Sweden for the second time this year. Tonight we’ll perform two shows at an ice hockey arena, the Johanneshovs Isstadion in Stockholm.
-George

July 28, 1964

We’ve just arrived in Sweden for the second time this year. Tonight we’ll perform two shows at an ice hockey arena, the Johanneshovs Isstadion in Stockholm.

-George

July 23, 1964

We are currently running through “I’m Flying” with sketch director Joseph Kirby. We’ll be performing a special midnight revue show at the London Palladium, entitled ‘The Night Of A Hundred Stars’, in aid of the Combined Theatrical Charities Appeals Council. It’s going to be lots of fun!

-John

July 21, 1964
Our fifth US album, ‘Something New’ is out now. It contains eight songs originally released on the UK album ’A Hard Day’s Night’, plus a selection of other recordings.
-Paul

July 21, 1964

Our fifth US album, ‘Something New’ is out now. It contains eight songs originally released on the UK album ’A Hard Day’s Night’, plus a selection of other recordings.

-Paul

June 17, 1964

At the Southern Cross Hotel, before the last Melbourne shows tonight. We’ve had a great time in Melbourne. George is  driving in the Dandenong Mountains with tour organiser Lloyd Ravenscroft, while John, Paul and I are getting our hair cut.

-Ringo

June 17, 1964

We’re relaxing in our room at the Southern Cross Hotel, about to get our hair cut before our last two shows in Melbourne tonight.

-Paul

June 14, 1964
We’re reunited at last! After two weeks apart we’re all in Melbourne giving a press conference. So good to be back with the boys. I can’t wait for my first show of the tour tomorrow! Thanks Jimmie for filing in for me while I was away! You’re great!
-Ringo xx

June 14, 1964

We’re reunited at last! After two weeks apart we’re all in Melbourne giving a press conference. So good to be back with the boys. I can’t wait for my first show of the tour tomorrow! Thanks Jimmie for filing in for me while I was away! You’re great!

-Ringo xx

June 14, 1964
Q: Ringo, welcome to Australia. How do you feel about being here?
Ringo: Oh, it’s great. It’s good fun, you know. I’m glad I’m off that plane.
Q: How long have you been on it?
Ringo: Thirty-four hours.
Q: Well, you must be… just about had it.
Ringo: No, I had a sleep, you know. I feel fine. Fit and everything.
Q: How’s your throat now that they put you in hospital and made you miss the start of the Australian tour?
Ringo: The throat’s fine now, you know. Everything’s all right. It’s fine. Just gotta take it easy a few days and then we’ll be back to normal.
Q: You’re still able to bash the drums?
Ringo: Oh yeah. Still bash ‘em.
Q: And have you missed the other boys?
Ringo: Yeah, terrible! Haven’t half-missed you, fellas, if you’re watching… or if you do watch.
Q: You’re looking forward to joining up with them this afternoon?
Ringo: Yeah, can’t wait. ‘Cause, you know, we’ve been together, you know, for 90 years. For so long, I don’t know. It’s funny being without them. ‘Cause even if, you know, when we’re not playing, if we go out, at least two of us go out together as a rule. So it’s a bit funny being on your own.
Q: Can you give us a look at these rings which you got your name from?
Ringo: There you go.
Q: They say that fans have sent you a lot.
Ringo: Not too many actually. No. I haven’t got 2,671 as some reporter wrote.
Q: What are you looking forward to most seeing in Australia?
Ringo: I don’t know. Everything in general, you know. Glad to see a few Maoris and that. And a few kangaroos, I suppose.
Q: And Brian, coming over to you. Can you tell us when you first met The Beatles?
Brian Epstein: Oh, 1961. October, I think.
Q: And whereabouts did you see them?
Brian: In the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
Q: And what did you think when you first saw them?
Brian: Oh, I was sufficiently knocked out.
Ringo: Load of rubbish, that’s what you told me.
Q: And what was the next step from there?
Brian: Well, then we got to know each other and eventually worked out a bit of idea of management. (To Ringo) See?
Ringo: I know. I was away at the time, you see, I joined later… after Brian.
Q: At any time did you have a feeling that you might reach this dizzy height of success that you…
Brian: No. Well, I don’t know about the dizzy height, but I always thought they were going to be pretty big. Very big.
Q: What’s the hardest problem you encounter trying to manage the Beatles?
Brian: Well, none really. But I think traveling around and going around the world and making arrangements for moving around is the most difficult thing, ’cause you don’t know what’s going to happen.
Q: Do you have any trouble keeping them in control? Do they try and escape from you?
Brian: Oh no. No no no no no.
Ringo: Never! never!
Q: And on the subject of money, how do you go about financing their weekly pocket money? What happens about that?
Brian: They get, you know, whatever they want from their earnings, and their earnings go into their own company.
Q: And Ringo, do you miss anything now being a Beatle, or do you think you’ve got everything now?
Ringo: Um, no. I don’t miss anything, you know. Well, I can’t remember. I just have a good time. It’s good fun, you know.
Q: Yesterday in Adelaide, the three were talking about what they were gonna do when they weren’t Beatles. And they said you were going to open a chain of women’s hairdressing salons. Is that correct?
Ringo: Yes. Well, I thought of that a few months ago, you know, so I’m still thinking about it. But I could change. Oh, I could change, you know.
Q: Is there anything that you’d like to ask about Australia?
Ringo: Ask about? No, I don’t think so. Seems quite nice to me.
Q: So, it was quite a good reception.
Ringo: It was a marvelous reception, I loved it. How many were there?
Q: I think it was about three or four thousand.
Ringo: There you go! Seven, he said!
June 14, 1964
I’m at the airport in Sydney, meeting some fans before the press conference. I love Australia!
-Ringo

June 14, 1964

I’m at the airport in Sydney, meeting some fans before the press conference. I love Australia!

-Ringo

June 14, 1964

Brian and I are officially in Australia! We’ve just landed in Sydney where I’ll  give a press conference before our connecting flight to Melbourne. I am so happy to be here and can’t wait to see the boys!

-Ringo