Timeline Albums, EPs & singles Songs Films Concerts Sessions People Interviews Articles

Sunday, November 19, 1967

Paul and Jane attend the Bee Gees concert at the Saville Theatre

Last updated on May 6, 2024


Location

Saville Theatre, London, UK

Related people

Related articles

On this day, Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Jane Asher went to see The Bee Gees, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Flowerpot Men and Tony Rivers & The Castaways at the Saville Theatre.


In January 1967, NEMS Enterprises merged with the Robert Stigwood Organization. Robert Stigwood was a rock manager who managed the band Cream and other musicians at this time. A couple of months after joining NEMS, Stigwood started managing the Bee Gees, a teenage vocal group that had returned to the UK after many years in Australia, hoping to start a British career.

On September 18, 1967, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band were filmed for a sequence for The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” at Raymond Venue Bar.


I was in Robert Stigwoods office in the mid 60’s (maybe late ’66). He told me he’d got something to play me, and what did I think? He’d just signed them or was about to, and they were on their way from Australia to England, on a boat I think! The Bee Gees! Whatever happened to them? It must have been a year or so later that we did our usual ‘supporting role’, at a gig at the Saville Theatre, London which at that time was owned by Nems Enterprises, i.e. Brian Epstein. We opened the show, followed by the Flowerpot Men and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, then the Bee Gees + Orchestra. I read in Q magazine that John Lennon and Paul McCartney were there watching that night!

Tony Rivers – Frontman of Tony Rivers & Castaways – From Tony Rivers – Tony Rivers and the Castaways (craftweb.org)

From The Beatles History (beatles-chronology.ru)

Going further

The Beatles Diary Volume 1: The Beatles Years

"With greatly expanded text, this is the most revealing and frank personal 30-year chronicle of the group ever written. Insider Barry Miles covers the Beatles story from childhood to the break-up of the group."

We owe a lot to Barry Miles for the creation of those pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - a day to day chronology of what happened to the four Beatles during the Beatles years!

Shop on Amazon

Paul McCartney writing

Talk more talk, chat more chat

Notice any inaccuracies on this page? Have additional insights or ideas for new content? Or just want to share your thoughts? We value your feedback! Please use the form below to get in touch with us.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2024 • Please note this site is strictly non-commercial. All pictures, videos & quoted texts remain the property of the respective copyright owner, and no implication of ownership by us is intended or should be inferred. Any copyright owner who wants something removed should contact us and we will do so immediately. Alternatively, we would be delighted to provide credits.