1964

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles had filmed scenes at Gatwick Airport for the Can’t Buy Me Love sequence of the A Hard Day’s Night film on 13 March 1964. More footage was needed, however, which was captured on this day.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles were filmed this morning descending the iron staircase at the back of the Hammersmith Odeon, which became the beginning of one of two Can’t Buy Me Love sequences in the A Hard Day’s Night film.

Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had recorded the song A Hard Day’s Night on 16 April 1964. Four days later mono and stereo mixes were made.

Recording: Around The Beatles

IBC Studios, Portland Place, London Producer: Jack Good Engineer: Alan Florence Tape operator: Peter Robinson The television special Around The Beatles, which was filmed on 28 April 1964, included mimed musical performances. However, the music used wasn’t the EMI recordings; a new soundtrack was recorded on this and the previous day at the independent IBC… Read more »

Recording: Around The Beatles

IBC Studios, Portland Place, London Producer: Jack Good Engineer: Alan Florence Tape operator: Peter Robinson Brian Epstein had negotiated a one-hour television special starring The Beatles, to be made by London-based ITV company Rediffusion. To be titled Around The Beatles, the show was filmed on 28 April 1964, but rehearsals and recording began on this… Read more »

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

Most of the scenes for A Hard Day’s Night were complete by this date, with a handful still to be filmed. On this day, The Beatles didn’t appear on camera, but recorded extra dialogue to be dubbed onto the images.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

This was the second and final day of filming at the exclusive London private members’ club Les Ambassadeurs, following an earlier shoot on 17 March 1964.

Recording: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded the title track of their third album and first feature film, A Hard Day’s Night, on this day.

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.