Two Beatles singles were released in the USA on 20 July 1964 day by Capitol – an unusual move, but one calculated to cash in on the public’s insatiable appetite for Beatles products.
‘And I Love Her’ was issued as Capitol 5235, with ‘If I Fell’ as its b-side. Both songs were on the United Artists soundtrack LP A Hard Day’s Night, which was released the previous month. The single reached number 12 in the Billboard chart.
The single version of I’ll Cry Instead was also slightly longer than the UK version, lasting 2’09” rather than 1’49”. The difference was caused by the repetition of the first verse prior to the second middle eight. This version can also be heard on the mono version of the US album Something New.
Also on this day...
- 2016: The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl to be released in September
- 1987: Recording: Choba B CCCP by Paul McCartney
- 1968: Jane Asher announces her split from Paul McCartney
- 1967: The Chris Barber Band records Catcall
- 1967: George Harrison and Ringo Starr travel to Greece
- 1964: US album release: Something New
- 1963: Live: Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl
- 1962: Live: Bell Hall, Warrington
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: St John’s Hall, Liverpool
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