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The Beatles fourth and final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on 14th August, 1965. The top three photos are from the rehearsal on the same day and the bottom three from the performance. The Beatles played a dress rehearsal performance in the afternoon to an audience of 700 and then the actual show was recorded at 8:30pm that evening. 

John Lennon and Yoko Ono interviewed at their home, Tittenhurst Park, near Ascot, Berkshire, photographed by Michael Putland, 1971

When he’s got the chance to sing any French song ever made but y’know he’s John Lennon and he goes for a ‘Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir’ (Would you like to sleep with me, tonight ) instead.

Q: “Would any of you care to comment on any aspect of the war in Vietnam?”

JOHN: “We don’t like it.”

Q: “Could you elaborate any?”

JOHN: “No. I’ve elaborated enough, you know. We just don’t like it. We don’t like war.”

GEORGE: “It’s, you know… It’s just war is wrong, and it’s obvious it’s wrong. And that’s all that needs to be said about it.”

PAUL: “We can elaborate in England.”

The Beatles press conference at the Warwick Hotel, New York on the 22nd August 1966. 

Pic: Koh Hasebe / Shinko Music.