Six busy weeks spent filming A Hard Day’s Night came to a close on this day, with a final scene being shot at Edgehill Road in Ealing, London.
The scene was part of Ringo Starr’s solo sequence. In it, he laid his coat over puddles for a woman to walk on, doing his best impression of Sir Walter Raleigh, not realising that one of the puddles was actually a large hole.
The Beatles had started work on A Hard Day’s Night on 2 March 1964. This was their 40th day spent on the film, although other scenes were filmed without their involvement.
To celebrate the wrap, in the afternoon The Beatles, the rest of the cast, the film crew, and visiting US radio DJ Murray the K, all attended a private party in the back of the Turks Head pub in Twickenham, where Starr’s pub sequence had been filmed on 10 March.
Also on this day...
- 1976: John Lennon and Paul McCartney consider appearing on Saturday Night Live
- 1967: The Beatles watch Donovan perform in London
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1963: Live: Mersey Beat Showcase, London
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: Fox And Hounds, Caversham
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