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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 15, 1964 (Thursday)

Globe Cinema, Stockton-on-Tees

The Beatles' first visit to Stockton-on-Tee had occurred on the same day (November 22, 1963) that President Kennedy was assasinated. This second and last visit to the north-east town coincided with a General Election in the United Kingdom, which returned the Labour Party, headed by Harold Wilson, to government after 13 years of Conservative rule. In their Stockton hotel room, the Beatles were visited by an interviewer and camera crew from local ITV station Tyne Tees and asked, among discussion about other subjects, about their voting intentions. The item was held over for a day and then transmitted in the news-magazine programme North-East Newsview on October 16 (6;35-7:00 pm).

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