In the afternoon the interior pub scene was filmed at Twickenham Film Studios, which culminated with Ringo Starr falling through a trapdoor into a cellar.
During filming for the pub scene, Peter Sellers arrived at Twickenham to present The Beatles with Grammy Awards for A Hard Day’s Night, which won the Best Performance By A Vocal Group award for 1964, and for Best New Artist. The brief ceremony was filmed, including an off-the-cuff rendition of It’s A Long Way To Tipperary.
The Beatles had also been nominated for four other awards for 1964. They lost out on Best Rock And Roll Recording to Petula Clark’s song Downtown; Record Of The Year was João Gilberto and Stan Getz’s The Girl From Ipanema rather than I Want To Hold Your Hand; John Lennon and Paul McCartney had been nominated for a Songwriter’s Award for A Hard Day’s Night, but it went to Jerry Herman for Hello, Dolly!; and Best Original Score Written For a Motion Picture or TV Show went to Robert B Sherman and Richard M Sherman for Mary Poppins, rather than A Hard Day’s Night.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
- 2014: Paul McCartney live at Estadio de Liga, Quito, Ecuador
- 2010: George Martin speaks in aid of Deafness Research UK
- 1966: Recording: Eleanor Rigby
- 1964: Television: Around The Beatles
- 1963: John Lennon and Brian Epstein holiday in Barcelona, Spain
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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