1964

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

On this day, at Twickenham Film Studios, The Beatles filmed the scenes for A Hard Day’s Night inside the police station. The exterior shots of the station were filmed in London’s Notting Hill Gate on 16 April.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios on this day to film the make-up room sequence of their debut feature film A Hard Day’s Night.

The Beatles occupy the Billboard Hot 100 top five

In an achievement unlikely to ever be equalled, for the week of 4 April 1964 The Beatles occupied the top five positions of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In all they had 12 places on the US chart.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

On this day The Beatles filmed the press interview scenes at the Scala Theatre, London, for their debut feature film A Hard Day’s Night.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The day after filming the concert performance sequence at the Scala Theatre, London, The Beatles returned to the venue to shoot the more scenes.

Radio: Saturday Club

Following their day’s filming at the Scala Theatre in London, The Beatles recorded a session for the BBC radio show Saturday Club at the Playhouse Theatre.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

Following their four-day Easter break, The Beatles returned to London’s Scala Theatre to film the concert performance sequence which marked the climax of the A Hard Day’s Night film.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

This was the last of four consecutive days spent filming at the Scala Theatre in London. After this date The Beatles enjoyed an Easter break before returning to the Scala on 31 March. In between, John and Cynthia Lennon went with George Harrison and Pattie Boyd to Dromolan Castle in County Clare, Ireland. Ringo Starr… Read more »

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

This was the first day of filming at the Scala Theatre in London, where the performance finale of A Hard Day’s Night took place. In all The Beatles were at the Scala for seven working days, until 31 March when the final performance in front of an audience took place.

US EP release: The Beatles

The first of three Beatles EPs was released on this day. Simply titled The Beatles, it was issued in mono by the Vee-Jay label as VJEP 1-903.