Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox fly to London from the Virgin Islands

The day after John Lennon and George Harrison returned from their holiday in Tahiti, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox flew back to London from St Thomas, one of the Virgin Islands.

Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox fly to Lisbon

On the day that the other Beatles flew to Hawaii, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox began their journey to the Virgin Islands. On this day they flew to Lisbon, Portugal, where they caught a connecting flight the following day. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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.