Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

Following their four-day Easter break, The Beatles returned to London’s Scala Theatre to film the concert performance sequence which marked the climax of the A Hard Day’s Night film.

The performance took place in front of 350 fans, each of whom was paid a standard union fee for their appearance. Among them was Phil Collins, then a 13-year-old child actor, but later to find fame with Genesis and as a solo artist.

In the film The Beatles are shown miming to four songs: Tell Me Why, If I Fell, I Should Have Known Better and She Loves You. They also filmed others, including And I Love Her and You Can’t Do That, but these were unused in the final cut.

The Beatles filming A Hard Day's Night at the Scala Theatre, London, March 1964

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