April 1964

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

On 7 April 1964 The Beatles had filmed the interior scenes at the police station for A Hard Day’s Night. On this day they shot the chase scenes outside.

Television: A Degree Of Frost

Paul McCartney made his first television appearance without the other Beatles on this day. He was interviewed by David Frost for the BBC show A Degree Of Frost, in Studio 4 at BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane, London.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles filmed scenes outside the Scala Theatre in London on this day, and also in the nearby Scala Street, Tottenham Street and Charlotte Mews. The Scala Theatre was where the concert performance for A Hard Day’s Night had been filmed on 31 March 1964.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles filmed studio and on-location scenes for the A Hard Day’s Night film on this day, at Twickenham Film Studios and on the nearby Arlington Road.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

A week after filming chase sequences for the opening scenes of A Hard Day’s Night, The Beatles returned to Marylebone Station in London to complete the scenes.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios on this day to film the production office sequences for A Hard Day’s Night.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

Ringo Starr was the only Beatle to take part in this day’s filming for A Hard Day’s Night. His riverside scene was filmed along the River Thames towpath and embankment in Kew, Surrey, without the other Beatles being present.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

On this day, at Twickenham Film Studios, The Beatles filmed the scenes for A Hard Day’s Night inside the police station. The exterior shots of the station were filmed in London’s Notting Hill Gate on 16 April.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios on this day to film the make-up room sequence of their debut feature film A Hard Day’s Night.

The Beatles occupy the Billboard Hot 100 top five

In an achievement unlikely to ever be equalled, for the week of 4 April 1964 The Beatles occupied the top five positions of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In all they had 12 places on the US chart.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

On this day The Beatles filmed the press interview scenes at the Scala Theatre, London, for their debut feature film A Hard Day’s Night.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The day after filming the concert performance sequence at the Scala Theatre, London, The Beatles returned to the venue to shoot the more scenes.