23 Jun 2020

Today in music: The Beatles tour to NZ

From The Panel, 4:33 pm on 23 June 2020

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On this day in 1964 The Beatles flew into Whenuapai airport, west of Auckland.
The band then made their way into the city where 2000 fans were waiting outside the Royal International Hotel on Victoria Street.  
They were on tour having arrived on Jun 21, where 7000 Wellingtonians made their way to Rongotai airport to greet the fab four.
Wallace speaks to journalist Chris Bourke, who has written about the Beatles tour to New Zealand for Audio Culture.