The Beatles had been booked to record an appearance on the influential US television show Shindig!. The group had recently returned from their first US tour, so producer Jack Good flew to the UK to make an all-British special edition.
This day was scheduled for rehearsals, ahead of recording on 3 October 1964. The Beatles were at the top of the bill; other acts appearing were Sandie Shaw, PJ Proby, The Karl Denver Trio, Tommy Quickly, Sounds Incorporated, and Lyn Cornell.
As it was an American production, Good was unable to use BBC or ITV-affiliated studios, so the rehearsals and filming took place at the independent Granville Studio.
The studio was based in the Granville Theatre, a former Victorian music hall on Fulham Broadway which was demolished in October 1971 to make way for an office block.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Geoff Emerick dies
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles, California
- 2015: Beatles live Cavern Club recording found in desk drawer after 50 years
- 2014: Paul McCartney live: United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Hard Rock Cafe & Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- 2012: Paul McCartney attends Magical Mystery Tour screening
- 2011: McCartney, Starr, Ono and Olivia Harrison attend the world première of Scorsese documentary Living In The Material World
- 1969: Mixing: Across The Universe
- 1968: Recording: Honey Pie
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Your Mother Should Know, Hello, Goodbye
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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