1964

US single release: My Bonnie/The Saints

Credited to The Beatles with Tony Sheridan, the single My Bonnie/The Saints was re-released in America on this day, to capitalise on The Beatles’ growing fame. The single, which had the catalogue number MGM K-13213, reached number 26 on the Billboard charts. It had previously been issued by Decca with the catalogue number 31382, on… Read more »

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

The usual two performances at the Olympia, topping a bill that also featured Trini Lopez and Sylvie Vartan. This was the ninth date of The Beatles’ Parisian residency.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

The usual two performances at the Olympia, topping a bill that also featured Trini Lopez and Sylvie Vartan. This was the eighth date of The Beatles’ Parisian residency.

Radio: American Forces Network

In addition to their two shows at the Olympia that evening, The Beatles recorded an interview at the Paris studio of the American Forces Network (AFN) radio service, which was broadcast the following day. The interviewer was Harold Kelley.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

Another two shows at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France, for day seven of The Beatles’ 18-date concert residency in the city.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

The Beatles performed two more shows on this day during their Parisian residency. This was day six of the 18-date run at the Olympia Theatre.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

The Beatles performed two sets at the Olympia Theatre on this day, continuing their residency which began on 16 January 1964 and ended on 4 February.

US album release: Meet The Beatles!

The Beatles’ first LP on Capitol Records was released while the group were in Paris, just three days after they were told I Want To Hold Your Hand had reached number one in America.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

Unusually, The Beatles played three sets at Paris’ Olympia Theatre on this day. They normally performed two shows each evening during their concert residency, which began on 16 January 1964 and ended on 4 February.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

The Beatles’ residency in Paris continued with two performances at the Olympia Theatre. This was the third date of their 18-night run at the venue, for which they shared top billing at various times with French singer Sylvie Vartan and America’s Trini Lopez.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

This was the second date of The Beatles’ residency at the Olympia Theatre, on Paris’s Boulevard des Capucines.

The Beatles reach number one in America

Following their first night of performances at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, The Beatles arrived back at the Hotel George V where they were told that I Want To Hold Your Hand had reached number one in America.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

From this day until Thursday 4 February 1964, The Beatles performed 18 days of concerts at Paris’ Olympia Theatre, on a nine-act bill, playing two and sometimes three sets each day.

Live: Cinéma Cyrano, Versailles

Ahead of their 18-day season at the Paris Olympia, The Beatles played a warm-up show at the Cinéma Cyrano, 7 Rue Rameau, in Versailles.

Sunday Night At The London Palladium

The Beatles made their debut on the television show Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium on 13 October 1963. Three months later they made their return.

Live: The Beatles’ Christmas Show

The Beatles’ Christmas Show, their variety show which began on 24 December 1963, ended on this night, with the group playing to two houses.

Live: The Beatles’ Christmas Show

The Beatles performed two shows at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London, on the penultimate evening of the group’s 16-night Christmas show residency.