March 1964

Radio: Saturday Club

Following their day’s filming at the Scala Theatre in London, The Beatles recorded a session for the BBC radio show Saturday Club at the Playhouse Theatre.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

Following their four-day Easter break, The Beatles returned to London’s Scala Theatre to film the concert performance sequence which marked the climax of the A Hard Day’s Night film.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

This was the last of four consecutive days spent filming at the Scala Theatre in London. After this date The Beatles enjoyed an Easter break before returning to the Scala on 31 March. In between, John and Cynthia Lennon went with George Harrison and Pattie Boyd to Dromolan Castle in County Clare, Ireland. Ringo Starr… Read more »

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

This was the first day of filming at the Scala Theatre in London, where the performance finale of A Hard Day’s Night took place. In all The Beatles were at the Scala for seven working days, until 31 March when the final performance in front of an audience took place.

US EP release: The Beatles

The first of three Beatles EPs was released on this day. Simply titled The Beatles, it was issued in mono by the Vee-Jay label as VJEP 1-903.

The Beatles’ first Top Of The Pops appearance

Between 7pm and 8.30pm The Beatles were at the BBC’s Television Theatre (since renamed the Shepherd’s Bush Empire) in west London, to film their debut appearance on Top Of The Pops.

The Beatles are given Variety Club awards

On this day The Beatles attended the 12th annual luncheon held by the Variety Club of Great Britain, where leader of the opposition Harold Wilson presented them with the Show Business Personalities of 1963 award.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles filmed parts of A Hard Day’s Night at Twickenham Film Studios in the morning and afternoon, and in between visited London’s Dorchester Hotel to attend a Variety Club awards dinner.

Radio: The Public Ear

During breaks in filming A Hard Day’s Night at Twickenham Film Studios, The Beatles recorded a number of contributions to the BBC radio programme The Public Ear.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

Day 13 of the shoot for A Hard Day’s Night took The Beatles back to Twickenham Film Studios, where they filmed the dressing room sequences.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles filmed two scenes for A Hard Day’s Night at the exclusive private members’ club Les Ambassadeurs in London. The first was on this day, and the second took place on 17 April 1964.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles enjoyed a well-earned weekend off after filming at Gatwick Airport, but the shooting schedule for A Hard Day’s Night resumed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios.