25 Jun 2014

The Beatles New Zealand Tour 1964 Part 3

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:30 pm on 25 June 2014

Beatles Ringo Starr and George Harrison on a plane with book and camera by Morrie Hill courtesy ATL
Beatles Ringo Starr and George Harrison on a plane with book and camera. From The Dominion Post Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

The Beatles play four concerts in Auckland City, and attend a Mayoral Welcome. Crowd control becomes a serious issue and schools are hit by mass absenteeism. A bomb threat delays their departure to Dunedin.