The Beatles at the St George, Wellington

The Beatles at the St George, Wellington

The Beatles stand on the balcony of the St George Hotel, Wellington, shortly after their arrival in New Zealand on 21 June 1964.

Hear interviews with John Lennon and Ringo Starr at the St George.

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Posted: 15 Mar 2022

Yes I was one of the screaming 16yr old girls who stood on top of our seats right at the back of the theatre so that we could see the distant figures on the stage even tho we couldn't hear them.
Minimal sound systems in those days and no Overhead screen. We were all in hysteria and poured out of the theatre to go to the Hotel they were staying in and were so thrilled to see them all come out onto the balcony. Tears everywhere and such a sense of amazement that that our idols had come to NZ.

Lyn Cleber

Posted: 07 Mar 2017

I was there in that crowd. I saw theBeatles show. I was one of those girls who screamed until i lost my voice. There were Police lining the walls of the Wellington town hall. You couldnt hear the show, just Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Muzza inglis

Posted: 22 Jun 2009

This is an amzing page, I was in the middle of that crowd outside the Hotel ST George and then went to the 2nd concert that night ion the old Wellington Town hall, I remember being blown away by Sounds Incorporated who were one of ther support acts. We didnt hear much of the Beatles set, but it was an amazing pice of Rockn roll history to be there. I still remember one of my mates saying "will you look at all the pantys on the seats" as we left the Town Hall.


Posted: 22 Oct 2008

Hi Michael Thanks for this - great stuff! Here is a direct link to the letter Jamie Mackay

Michael Lemme

Posted: 22 Oct 2008

Check out this handwritten letter from Paul McCartney written on Hotel St George stationery! The item is part of Hard Rock International's memorabilia collection and is currently on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Miami. (Note that the site requires Microsoft's Silverlight 2 plug-in.) The Hard Rock site also includes the ability to grab embed code for this item to display the letter on your website. Open the "Share" tray in the information panel on the right and copy the embed code from there.