Having held both tracks off the Beatles ’65 album, Capitol Records issued ‘Eight Days A Week’/‘I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party’ as a single on 15 February 1965.
Its release reportedly came as a result of US DJs playing imported copies of Beatles For Sale. The catalogue number was Capitol 5371, and it swiftly rose to number one in the singles charts.
Both songs were included on the Beatles VI album, released by Capitol in June 1965.
Last updated: 4 November 2020
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- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Alabama
- 2015: Paul McCartney performs on Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special
- 2010: The Beatles’ Revolver tops the Vatican’s best albums list
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- 1968: John Lennon and George Harrison fly to India
- 1965: Recording: Ticket To Ride, Another Girl, I Need You
- 1965: John Lennon passes his driving test
- 1964: Rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show
- 1963: Live: Ritz Ballroom, Birmingham
- 1962: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
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