May 1964

Live: Prince Of Wales Theatre, London

This was the fifth of seven concerts marketed as Pops Alive!, promoted by Brian Epstein and held on consecutive Sunday nights at the Prince Of Wales Theatre in London.

Recording: You Can’t Do That

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were abroad on holiday, George Martin overdubbed a piano part onto You Can’t Do That.

US EP release: Four By The Beatles

The first of two Beatles EPs released by Capitol Records was issued on this day. Four By The Beatles had the serial number Capitol EAP 1-2121, and was released only in mono.

John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to Hawaii

Having completed the filming of their first feature film A Hard Day’s Night, The Beatles enjoyed holidays for much of May 1964. Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox went together to the Virgin Islands, while John and Cynthia Lennon flew with George Harrison and Pattie Boyd to Tahiti via Hawaii.

Radio: From Us To You

Recording for the third edition of The Beatles’ BBC radio show From Us To You took place on this day at the BBC Paris Studio in London between 6.30 and 9.30pm.