Tag Archives: march 1964

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

This was the last of four consecutive days spent filming at the Scala Theatre in London.

After this date The Beatles enjoyed an Easter break before returning to the Scala on 31 March. In between, John and Cynthia Lennon went with George Harrison and Pattie Boyd to Dromolan Castle in County Clare, Ireland. Ringo Starr spent the weekend at Woburn Abbey as the guest of Lord Rudolph Russell, and Paul McCartney remained in London.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

This was the first day of filming at the Scala Theatre in London, where the performance finale of A Hard Day's Night took place.

In all The Beatles were at the Scala for seven working days, until 31 March when the final performance in front of an audience took place. Read more »

Mixing: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

While The Beatles were filming A Hard Day's Night at Twickenham Film Studios, George Martin oversaw stereo mixes of the group's two German-language recordings, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand and Sie Liebt Dich.

The session took place from 10am to midday. After the mixes were ready, copies were sent to West Germany and the USA for release.

Recording, mixing: Can’t Buy Me Love, Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name, You Can’t Do That, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The existence of this session came to light in 1991, after studio documentation was discovered by EMI. It took place from 10am to 1pm, and involved an intriguing overdub onto Can't Buy Me Love. Read more »

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

This was the last sequence for The Beatles' debut movie A Hard Day's Night filmed inside a train. The group boarded at Acton Main Line in west London, and travelled to Newton Abbot in Devon, before returning to London. Read more »