The Beatles are taking a break today.
Although The Beatles didn't attend Brian Epstein's funeral in Liverpool on 29 August 1967, they did attend a memorial service.
The service was held at the New London Synagogue at 33 Abbey Road, London, close to EMI Studios.
It began at 6pm. Other NEMS artists, including Cilla Black, Gerry Marsden, The Fourmost and Billy J Kramer also attended. The service was officiated by Rabbi Louis Jacobs, who praised Epstein for "encouraging young people to sing of love and peace rather than war and hatred." This was in contrast to the rabbi at Epstein's funeral in Liverpool, who described him as "a symbol of the malaise of our generation".
Nothing to report today. The Beatles were taking a small break.
October 14, 1967, George Harrison and Paul McCartney went to Sweden to visit the Maharishi at the hotel where he was staying in Falsterbo, a seaside resort in southern Sweden near Malmö. They made the trip to persuade the Maharishi to stop using The Beatles' name as PR for himself. Swedish Television recently aired "Året var 1967" ("The Year Was 1967"), where they touched upon the subject and showed these photos.
A couple of Beatles in town of course caused quite a bit of commotion, fans would gather and Swedish Television sent a camera team to interview the two of them together with the Maharishi.
The Sgt. Pepper album was widely perceived by listeners as the soundtrack to the Summer of Love, occupying the number one position of the Billboard Top LPs in the US for 15 weeks, from July 1st to October 13, 1967. Its initial commercial success exceeded that of all previous Beatles albums.