Its catalogue number was Parlophone R 5493. The single – The Beatles’ second double a-side – entered the UK singles charts on 11 August 1966, and seven days later hit the number one spot.
In all it spent 13 weeks in the charts. The single’s sleeve carried an advert for Morphy-Richards hairdryers, a comic strip featuring the character ‘Fran the Fan’.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Paul McCartney live: Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, Montana
- 2010: Apple Records announces best-of compilation and bonus material
- 2009: Paul McCartney live: Fenway Park, Boston
- 1969: Recording: You Never Give Me Your Money, Because, The End
- 1967: George Harrison attends an Alla Rakha recording session
- 1966: UK album release: Revolver
- 1963: Live: Abbotsfield Park, Urmston
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
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