After the day’s filming at London’s Scala Theatre, John Lennon attended a meeting with his father Fred. George Harrison and Ringo Starr were also present.
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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.
On this day Ringo Starr filmed part of his solo sequence for The Beatles’ debut film A Hard Day’s Night.
The Beatles traveled from New York to Washington, DC early on this day by rail, as an East Coast snowstorm had caused all flights to be cancelled.
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.
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.
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.
This was the fourth and final day in which The Beatles were filmed by BBC producer Don Haworth for the documentary The Mersey Sound.
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.
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.
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.
Following the sacking of Pete Best, The Beatles were quick to recruit their new drummer.
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.
Although he wouldn’t perform his first official show as a Beatle until 18 August 1962, on this day Ringo Starr performed with the group for possibly the first time.
This was the first occasion on which John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr recorded music together.
Maureen Cox, the future first wife of Ringo Starr, was born Mary Cox on this day in Liverpool.
Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940, at 9 Madryn Street in the Dingle area of Liverpool.