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.

Live: ABC Cinema, Edinburgh

This was the first of two visits The Beatles made to the ABC Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland. The other took place on 19 October 1964.

Television: Around The Beatles

The Beatles recorded the television special Around The Beatles between 9pm and 10.15pm, at Studio 5AB at Rediffusion’s Wembley Studios, London.

Rehearsal: Around The Beatles

A full dress rehearsal was held on this day for the ITV television show Around The Beatles, which was filmed on the following day by the production company Rediffusion.

Live: NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert

The Beatles topped the bill at the New Musical Express’ 1963-64 Annual Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert, playing before an audience of 10,000 people at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London.

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… Read more »

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

Six busy weeks spent filming A Hard Day’s Night came to a close on this day, with a final scene being shot at Edgehill Road in Ealing, London.

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… Read more »