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 rehearsal space by the television company Rediffusion, which made Around The Beatles for ITV.

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 Night, and on the single.

Filming: Paul McCartney’s unused scene in A Hard Day’s Night

Paul McCartney filmed a solo sequence for The Beatles' debut feature film A Hard Day's Night on this day. However, it was omitted from the final cut. Read more »

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 (International Broadcasting Company) Studios, at 35 Portland Place in central London. 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 day. Read more »