1964

Live: ABC Cinema, Edinburgh

The seventh date of The Beatles’ 1964 British tour took place at the ABC Cinema in Edinburgh. It was the first of three consecutive nights in Scotland.

Live: ABC Cinema, Hull

This was the seventh date of The Beatles’ 1964 British tour. It was also the second and final time they performed at Hull’s ABC Cinema, following their concert almost a year earlier on 24 November 1963.

Mixing: No Reply

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles were on tour in Hull when George Martin made two mono mixes of No Reply. The session lasted from 2.30-5.30pm. Just one of them was released, and appeared on the Beatles For Sale LP.

Live: Globe Cinema, Stockton-on-Tees

This was The Beatles’ second and final visit to Stockton-on-Tees. They had previously played there on 22 November 1963, the day their With The Beatles LP was released.

Television: Scene At 6.30

Prior to their evening concerts at the ABC Cinema, The Beatles recorded an appearance for the Granada television programme Scene At 6.30.

Live: ABC Cinema, Wigan

This was The Beatles’ only visit to Wigan, a town in the north of England. It was the fourth date of their 1964 British tour.

Mixing: She’s A Woman, Eight Days A Week

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith It is not known whether The Beatles attended this mixing session for two of their recently-recorded songs. 12 October 1964 was a rest day from their tour of Britain..

Live: Odeon Cinema, Birmingham

The third date of The Beatles’ British tour of 1964 took them to the Odeon Cinema in Birmingham. They performed two shows at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall, for which they were paid £850.

Live: De Montfort Hall, Leicester

This was the second date of The Beatles’ British tour of 1964. They played two shows at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall, for which they were paid £850.

Recording: She’s A Woman

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded She’s A Woman, the b-side to their 1964 Christmas single I Feel Fine, on this day.

Recording: Eight Days A Week

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles spent the day working on Eight Days A Week, a song which appeared on the UK album Beatles For Sale. At this early stage, however, the group was considering releasing it as their next single.

Television: Shindig!

Following rehearsals on the previous day, The Beatles recorded an appearance for a British edition of US music TV show Shindig! at the Granville Studio in London.

Rehearsal: Shindig!

The Beatles had been booked to record an appearance on the influential US television show Shindig!. The group had recently returned from their first US tour, so producer Jack Good flew to the UK to make an all-British special edition.

The Beatles return to England from America

The Beatles’ first US tour had ended the night before, with a concert in New York City. On this day the group and their entourage flew back to London Airport (now Heathrow), arriving at 9.35pm.