on film and television 1966

1966
The end of Beatlemania, with the final live concert tour and last regular televison appearnaces. From now on, The Beatles would be primarily a studio band, using televison and film media far less frequently

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19-20 May 1966
Twickenham Studio Promos
Another two day shoot at Twickenham to produce more promos. The songs this time were 'Paperback Writer' (4 versions - 2 colour, 2 black and white) and 'Rain' (3 versions - 2 colour, 1 black and white).

16 June 1966
'Top of the Pops'
The Beatles appeared live on BBC's 'Top of the Pops' and mimed to 'Paperback Writer' and 'Rain'. This was the last time the band would appear to mime on a pop TV show. However, the BBC would appear to have deleted the footage!

24 June 1966
Die Beatles
German TV station ZDF filmed the second of two shows at the Circus-Krone-Bau in Munich. Seven songs were included in the programme 'Die Beatles'. These were 'Rock and Roll Music', 'Baby's in Black', 'I Feel Fine', 'Yesterday', 'Nowhere Man', and 'I'm Down'.
30 June 1966
Nippon Budokan Hall, black suits show
The Beatles performed five show at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo and the first two were filmed by Nippon TV. The first was the only show on 30 June and featured the regular set for the tour 'Rock and Roll Music', 'She's A Woman', 'If I Needed Someone', 'Day Tripper', 'I Wanna Be Your Man', 'Baby's in Black', 'I Feel Fine', 'Yesterday', 'Nowhere Man', 'Paperback Writer' and 'I'm Down'. This is comonly referred to as the 'black suits' show as they were all dressed in black.
1 July 1966
Nippon Budokan Hall, white suits show
The second filmed show in Japan was the first show on 1 July and featured the same set 'Rock and Roll Music', 'She's A Woman', 'If I Needed Someone', 'Day Tripper', 'I Wanna Be Your Man', 'Baby's in Black', 'I Feel Fine', 'Yesterday', 'Nowhere Man', 'Paperback Writer' and 'I'm Down'. This is comonly referred to as the 'white suits' show as they were all dressed in err... white!