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Friday, September 16, 1966

Paul McCartney meets John Lennon and Brian Epstein in Paris

Last updated on September 27, 2023


  • Location: Paris, France


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On this day, Paul McCartney, accompanied by his discreet romantic interest Maggie McGivern and Brian Epstein, travelled to Paris. There, they met with John Lennon and Neil Aspinall, fresh from Germany where John was on set for “How I Won The War“.

The group enjoyed a weekend together in Paris before John and Neil departed for Spain to resume the film’s production.

It was a marvellous holiday… just walking around the streets of paris. My abiding memory is of me, John and Paul lying under the Eiffel Tower, gazing up at it. We couldn’t go up because we would have been recognised, and we were masters of the art of avoiding people…

Maggie McGivern – From Beatles Girls – Maggie McGivern (tripod.com)

[…] On the night of Thursday September 15 we travelled by train from Hamburg to Paris, met up with Paul there for a couple of days and then flew from France to Spain the following Sunday, while Paul and Brian Epstein returned to London. […]

From The Beatles Monthly Book – November 1966
From The Beatles Monthly Book – November 1966

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