October 1964

Television: Scene At 6.30

Prior to their evening concerts at the ABC Cinema, The Beatles recorded an appearance for the Granada television programme Scene At 6.30.

Live: ABC Cinema, Wigan

This was The Beatles’ only visit to Wigan, a town in the north of England. It was the fourth date of their 1964 British tour.

Mixing: She’s A Woman, Eight Days A Week

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith It is not known whether The Beatles attended this mixing session for two of their recently-recorded songs. 12 October 1964 was a rest day from their tour of Britain..

Live: Odeon Cinema, Birmingham

The third date of The Beatles’ British tour of 1964 took them to the Odeon Cinema in Birmingham. They performed two shows at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall, for which they were paid £850.

Live: De Montfort Hall, Leicester

This was the second date of The Beatles’ British tour of 1964. They played two shows at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall, for which they were paid £850.

Recording: She’s A Woman

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded She’s A Woman, the b-side to their 1964 Christmas single I Feel Fine, on this day.

Recording: Eight Days A Week

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles spent the day working on Eight Days A Week, a song which appeared on the UK album Beatles For Sale. At this early stage, however, the group was considering releasing it as their next single.

Television: Shindig!

Following rehearsals on the previous day, The Beatles recorded an appearance for a British edition of US music TV show Shindig! at the Granville Studio in London.

Rehearsal: Shindig!

The Beatles had been booked to record an appearance on the influential US television show Shindig!. The group had recently returned from their first US tour, so producer Jack Good flew to the UK to make an all-British special edition.