Today there was party at the Apple Boutique to celebrate the official opening scheduled for two days hence. Following John’s specifications, the invitations read, “Come at 7.46. Fashion Show at 8.16.”

He and George were the only Beatles in attendance — Ringo was in Italy making a movie, Paul in Scotland tending to his sheep. Even so it was quite the happening, despite the lack of a liquor license (apple juice was served — get it?). At this point in history alcohol was considered somewhat passé, anyway.

Two-thirds of Cream was also there (no Ginger Baker), as well as singer Cilla Black and I think Keith Moon. History does not record a Yoko appearance, but maybe she was skulking around in the shadows, plotting? See if you can spot her in the footage, which begins 26 seconds into this newsreel:

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