Daily Archives: August 18, 2014

The Beatles hold a news conference in San Francisco 50 years ago tonight (Aug 18 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles West Coast Invasion side 1' (San Francisco news conference at 19:16-28:45)

(Tuesday, August 18, 1964, evening PDT) — The Beatles held their first full press conference of their 25-date first North American tour tonight at the San Francisco Hilton, a few hours after checking in following a long day’s flight from London via Winnipeg and Los Angeles. Continue reading The Beatles hold a news conference in San Francisco 50 years ago tonight (Aug 18 1964)

The Beatles hold a news conference in Los Angeles 50 years ago this hour (Aug 18 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - LA International Airport Press Conference - August 18,1964'

(Tuesday, August 18, 1964, 4:15 p.m. PDT) — The Beatles arrived in Los Angeles today for a quick stop to go through customs, meet the press (at ca. 4:30 p.m. PDT) and stretch their legs before the final part of their flight to San Francisco. Continue reading The Beatles hold a news conference in Los Angeles 50 years ago this hour (Aug 18 1964)

The Beatles stop in Winnipeg on flight to first full U.S. tour 50 years ago this afternoon (Aug 18 1964)


Video: 'the beatles interview at winnipeg airport'

(Tuesday, August 18, 1964, 2:05 p.m. CST) — The Beatles, flying from London to San Francisco via Los Angeles for their first full tour of the U.S., arrived at Winnipeg International Airport this afternoon for refueling and a brief wave to some 2,000 waiting fans. They were also interviewed by Channel 7’s Bob Burns.