April 1964

Live: ABC Cinema, Edinburgh

This was the first of two visits The Beatles made to the ABC Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland. The other took place on 19 October 1964.

Television: Around The Beatles

The Beatles recorded the television special Around The Beatles between 9pm and 10.15pm, at Studio 5AB at Rediffusion’s Wembley Studios, London.

Rehearsal: Around The Beatles

A full dress rehearsal was held on this day for the ITV television show Around The Beatles, which was filmed on the following day by the production company Rediffusion.

Live: NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert

The Beatles topped the bill at the New Musical Express’ 1963-64 Annual Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert, playing before an audience of 10,000 people at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London.

Rehearsal: Around The Beatles

This was the second day of rehearsal for the ITV show Around The Beatles, which was filmed three days later on 28 April 1964. As with the previous rehearsal on 18 April, this one took place at the Hall of Remembrance, a 1920s parish hall in Chelsea, London. The building was often used as a… Read more »

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

Six busy weeks spent filming A Hard Day’s Night came to a close on this day, with a final scene being shot at Edgehill Road in Ealing, London.

Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith George Martin had created mono and stereo mixes of the song A Hard Day’s Night for United Artists on 16 April 1964. On this day, however, he made another mono mix, which was used on the EMI LP A Hard Day’s… Read more »

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles had filmed scenes at Gatwick Airport for the Can’t Buy Me Love sequence of the A Hard Day’s Night film on 13 March 1964. More footage was needed, however, which was captured on this day.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles were filmed this morning descending the iron staircase at the back of the Hammersmith Odeon, which became the beginning of one of two Can’t Buy Me Love sequences in the A Hard Day’s Night film.

Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had recorded the song A Hard Day’s Night on 16 April 1964. Four days later mono and stereo mixes were made.

Recording: Around The Beatles

IBC Studios, Portland Place, London Producer: Jack Good Engineer: Alan Florence Tape operator: Peter Robinson The television special Around The Beatles, which was filmed on 28 April 1964, included mimed musical performances. However, the music used wasn’t the EMI recordings; a new soundtrack was recorded on this and the previous day at the independent IBC… Read more »

Recording: Around The Beatles

IBC Studios, Portland Place, London Producer: Jack Good Engineer: Alan Florence Tape operator: Peter Robinson Brian Epstein had negotiated a one-hour television special starring The Beatles, to be made by London-based ITV company Rediffusion. To be titled Around The Beatles, the show was filmed on 28 April 1964, but rehearsals and recording began on this… Read more »

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

Most of the scenes for A Hard Day’s Night were complete by this date, with a handful still to be filmed. On this day, The Beatles didn’t appear on camera, but recorded extra dialogue to be dubbed onto the images.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

This was the second and final day of filming at the exclusive London private members’ club Les Ambassadeurs, following an earlier shoot on 17 March 1964.

Recording: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded the title track of their third album and first feature film, A Hard Day’s Night, on this day.