The Beatles’ fourth US album was the soundtrack for their debut film A Hard Day’s Night.
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This curious release coupled the German-language version of She Loves You with its original b-side, I’ll Get You.
Having completed the filming of their first feature film A Hard Day’s Night, The Beatles enjoyed holidays for much of May 1964. Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox went together to the Virgin Islands, while John and Cynthia Lennon flew with George Harrison and Pattie Boyd to Tahiti via Hawaii.
Eighteen months after it was released in the United Kingdom, The Beatles’ single / was issued in America.
The follow-up to Meet The Beatles! was issued on this day by the group’s US label Capitol.
A single, Do You Want To Know A Secret, was released on this day in the USA.
A US single, Can’t Buy Me Love, was released on this day. Its b-side was You Can’t Do That.
A US-only single, Twist And Shout, was released on this day. Its b-side was There’s A Place.
After their successful first tour of America, The Beatles returned to London Airport at 8.10am, to be greeted by crowds of screaming fans.
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.
On this day The Beatles were taken to the training camp of boxer Cassius Clay – later known as Muhammad Ali – who was preparing for his 25 February fight against heavyweight champion Sonny Liston.
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.
One week after their record-breaking debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles made their second live appearance.
After an overnight stop in Washington, DC, The Beatles returned to New York City for two concerts at Carnegie Hall.
The day after their record-breaking appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles gave a series of interviews and personal appearances.
This was the date of The Beatles’ record-breaking first live appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, at Studio 50 in New York City.
While The Beatles were enjoying their first full day in America, back in the UK the BBC broadcast interviews and reports on the popular radio show Saturday Club, presented by Brian Matthew.
The day The Beatles’ American invasion began. The Beatles’ Boeing 707, Pan Am flight 101, left London Airport early on the morning of 7 February 1964, bound for New York City.
On the eve of The Beatles’ first trip to America, UK reporter June Harris interviewed John Lennon and George Harrison.
This was The Beatles’ penultimate day of concerts at the Olympia Theatre in France’s capital, Paris.