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Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles enjoyed a well-earned weekend off after filming at Gatwick Airport, but the shooting schedule for A Hard Day’s Night resumed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios.

The Beatles’ American invasion begins

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.

Recording: I Wanna Be Your Man, Little Child

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Work continued on two With The Beatles songs on this day, in a session beginning at 10pm and finishing at 1pm.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr holiday in Greece

The Beatles had a rare two-week break in September 1963. John and Cynthia Lennon took a belated honeymoon in Paris, George Harrison flew to America, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr went on holiday to Greece.

Television: The Mersey Sound

This was the fourth and final day in which The Beatles were filmed by BBC producer Don Haworth for the documentary The Mersey Sound.

Live: ABC Cinema, Carlisle

The Beatles’ tour with Helen Shapiro received some newspaper publicity following an incident on this night in which the group, Kenny Lynch and Shapiro were barred from the Carlisle Golf Club dance at the Crown and Mitre hotel.

UK single release: Love Me Do

The Beatles’ debut single was released on 5 October 1962. It reached number 17 in the charts, which was a strong showing for a band’s first release.

Recording: PS I Love You, Love Me Do, Please Please Me

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Ron Richards Engineer: Norman Smith Following the session on 4 September, where The Beatles recorded How Do You Do It and Love Me Do, EMI hastily arranged for them to return to London for a third attempt to complete their debut single.

Pete Best is sacked from The Beatles

George Martin was impressed enough by The Beatles’ debut session for EMI on 6 June to offer them a recording contract. However, he was less pleased with the band’s drummer, Pete Best.

Recording: Summertime

This was the first occasion on which John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr recorded music together.

Maureen Cox is born

Maureen Cox, the future first wife of Ringo Starr, was born Mary Cox on this day in Liverpool.

Ringo Starr is born

Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940, at 9 Madryn Street in the Dingle area of Liverpool.