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Beatles 50th Blog posts of '1967' 'July'

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 31, 1967

Radio London, Curzon Street, London

The Beatles' support for pirate radio didn't waver rights to the end of the golden era. Radio London closed forever on Saturday, August 5th, 1967. Today, six days earlier, Ringo popped along to the station's central London office at 17 Curson St. and recorded a brief farewell message, on behalf of all the Beatles, with the company's managing director Philip Birch. It was broadcast on London's last day.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney return to England from Greece

John, Cynthia and Julian Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Alexis "Magic Alex" Mardas and Pattie Harrison's sister Paula Boyd all returned to England from Greece on this day.

They had been in Greece to visit an island which they intended to purchase. However, the plans came to nothing as The Beatles' interest in living in the Mediterranean waned.

The party flew to London Airport from Athens. George and Pattie Harrison had returned the previous day.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 30, 1967

The Beatles - Last Day in Greece

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 29, 1967

Top 20 Song Chart for July 29, 1967

1. Light My Fire - The Doors

2. Windy - The Association

3. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum

4. I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder

5. Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays

6. For Your Love - Peaches & Herb

7. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

8. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli

9. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - The Buckinghams

10. Don't Let The Rain Fall Down On Me - The Critters

11. Jackson - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood

12. Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees

13. A Girl Like You - The Rascals

14. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

15. Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes

16. My Mammy - The Happenings

17. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie

18. Hypnotized - Linda Jones

19. Make Me Yours - Bettye Swann

20. (I Wanna)Testify - The Parliaments

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 28, 1967
First : Splashing around on a Greek island
Second : Julian with his two friends, Paul and Jane.
Paul was close to Julian (John and Cynthia's son) during his childhood.
He wrote Hey Jude (supposed to be Hey Jules) for him after his parents divorced in 1968.
 
 
 
The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 27, 1967

Paul McCartney and Julian Lennon, Greece, July 1967.

 

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 26, 1967

The Beatles visit a Greek island they intended to purchase

 
The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 25, 1967

The Beatles had arrived in Athens, Greece, some days earlier with a view to buying a set of Greek islands.

The yacht finally arrived in Athens on this day. The MV Arvi had 24 berths and a crew of eight, including the captain, a chef and two stewards. The party set sail the following day to look at suitable islands.

While they were waiting, Paul McCartney and George Harrison chose to stay at the Athens family home of their Greek host Alexis "Magic Alex" Mardas, while John Lennon and Ringo Starr went shopping for musical instruments.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 24, 1967

The Beatles' second day of sightseeing in Greece. Their yacht was held up by a storm off Crete until 25 July 1967, leaving them stuck in Athens for a few days.

According to NEMS employee Peter Brown, their host, Alexis "Magic" Mardas, had struck a deal with the Greek authorities. If The Beatles were given diplomatic immunity - allowing them to carry bags containing drugs into the country - then they would pose for press photographs for the Ministry of Tourism. This was agreed to without the group's knowledge.

 

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 23, 1967

The Beatles go sightseeing in Greece

 

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: July 22, 1967

John Lennon and Paul McCartney travel to Greece

The Beatles had hired a luxury yacht, the MV Arvi, to take them to look at the islands, but it was delayed due to a storm off Crete until 25 July 1967. The group remained in Athens until its arrival, staying at the family home of Alexis "Magic Alex" Mardas.