On this day Capitol Records in America issued a documentary album, The Beatles’ Story.
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Four days before its UK release, Capitol Records in America issued The Beatles’ single I Feel Fine/She’s A Woman, as well as a documentary album, The Beatles’ Story.
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.
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’ 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.
The Beatles performed for no fee at this charity concert in aid of the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and Retarded Infants Services. It was the last date of their first full US tour.
The Beatles performed two concerts at the 15,000-capacity Detroit Olympia on this day. The other acts on the bill were, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, and Jackie DeShannon.
The Beatles performed one concert at Chicago’s International Amphitheatre on this day. The other acts on the bill were, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, and Jackie DeShannon.
The Beatles performed two shows on this day, which were watched by a total of 29,337 people. The other acts on the bill were, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, and Jackie DeShannon.
The Beatles performed for 14,000 fans at the Cincinatti Gardens venue in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Having not failed to sell out any of the dates thus far on their US tour, The Beatles only managed to sell 7,000 tickets for their only concert at the spectacular Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver, Colorado, leaving 2,000 tickets unsold.
On another day off from their first US tour, The Beatles paid a visit to Burt Lancaster’s house to watch Peter Sellers’ film A Shot In The Dark.
The Beatles’ concert at the Hollywood Bowl was recorded by George Martin and engineers from Capitol Records, who hoped to release it as a live album.
On 23 August 1964, John Lennon and Ringo Starr were interviewed while in Los Angeles. The occasion was The Beatles’ first concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The interviewer is unknown, but also present for the conversation was Beatles publicist Derek Taylor.
The Beatles performed their usual 29-minute set in front of 14,720 fans at the Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington.
Although they had performed shows in New York, Washington DC and Miami in February 1964, this was The Beatles’ first proper tour of America.
On this day The Beatles flew from London Airport to San Francisco International, to begin their 25-date first American Tour.
Two Beatles singles were released on this day by Capitol, an unusual move but one calculated to cash in on the public’s insatiable hunger for Beatles products in 1964.
The Beatles’ fifth US album – their third on Capitol Records – contained eight songs originally released on the UK album A Hard Day’s Night, plus a selection of other recordings.
The title track of The Beatles debut feature film and fourth US album was released as a single on this day in America.