On 7 April 1964 The Beatles had filmed the interior scenes at the police station for A Hard Day’s Night. On this day, the 16th, they shot the chase scenes outside.
The interior scenes had been filmed at Twickenham Film Studios. For this day’s work, The Beatles were outside St John’s (Church of England) Secondary School at 83 Clarendon Road in London’s Notting Hill Gate, and in the surrounding streets. The school was later demolished to make way for a housing development.
A sequence was also filmed at nearby Heathfield Street, a cul-de-sac, with The Beatles running to a dead end, stopping, then returning the way they came. A still from this scene was later used on the cover of The Beatles: Rock Band.
An unused scene was also shot outside the Portland Arms pub, with The Beatles running in the Portland Road entrance and leaving via the Penzance Place door.
Also on this day...
- 2021: Album release: McCartney III Imagined by Paul McCartney
- 1969: Recording, mixing: Old Brown Shoe, Something
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Rain
- 1965: Television: Ready, Steady, Go!
- 1964: Recording: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Television: Scene At 6.30
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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