Recording: I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles' first Sunday recording session lasted just over three hours, in which time they recorded three songs. The first was I'm Happy Just To Dance With You. Read more »

Radio: From Us To You

The Beatles had recorded a BBC radio bank holiday special, From Us To You, on 18 December 1963, which was broadcast on Boxing Day. The show's success ensured a follow-up, recorded on this day in Studio One at the BBC's Piccadilly Studios in London. Read more »

Recording, mixing: You Can’t Do That, Can’t Buy Me Love, I Should Have Known Better, And I Love Her

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The day after The Beatles finished recording Can't Buy Me Love and You Can't Do That, both songs were given mono mixes. Read more »

Recording: Can’t Buy Me Love, You Can’t Do That, And I Love Her, I Should Have Known Better

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Although The Beatles had taped much of Can't Buy Be Love while in Paris on 29 January 1964, the first scheduled recording sessions for the A Hard Day's Night LP took place on this day. It was also George Harrison's 21st birthday, which was celebrated in the evening. Read more »

Travel: Miami to New York to London

To return to England from America, The Beatles flew first from Miami to New York, where they boarded an aeroplane to take them to London. They arrived back the following day.

Day off in Miami

The day after their second Ed Sullivan Show appearance, The Beatles enjoyed a well-earned day off in Miami, in which they tried water-skiing.