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US single release: I Feel Fine

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.

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.

Live: Paramount Theatre, New York City

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.

Live: Olympia Stadium, Detroit

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.

Live: International Amphitheatre, Chicago

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.

Live: State Fair Coliseum, Indianapolis

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.

Live: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver

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.

Live: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

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.

Interview: John Lennon and Ringo Starr in Los Angeles

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.

Live: Coliseum, Seattle

The Beatles performed their usual 29-minute set in front of 14,720 fans at the Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington.

Live: Cow Palace, San Francisco

Although they had performed shows in New York, Washington DC and Miami in February 1964, this was The Beatles’ first proper tour of America.

Travel: London to San Francisco

On this day The Beatles flew from London Airport to San Francisco International, to begin their 25-date first American Tour.

US album release: Something New

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.