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1964, February

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Friday, February 28, 1964 - 0 Comments

Studio One, BBC Piccadilly Studios, London

Following the success of their initial "bank holiday" special - From Us To You, broadcst on December 26, 1963, the BBC booked the group to headline a second such program, taped this day and transmitted in the Light Programme under the same title between 10...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Thursday, February 27, 1964 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Two sessions at Abbey Road, 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:30-7:15 pm. In two takes of the second re-make, "And I Love Her" was finally recorded to everyone's satisfaction, and then two more film songs were started and finished, both composed mostly by John: "Tell Me Why", d...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Wednesday, February 26, 1964 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

This long day at Abbey Road began with a three hour mono-mixing session, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, preparing British and US masters of the single "Can't Buy Me Love"/"You Can't Do That". Issued at home on Friday, March 20th and in America the previous Monday, the 16th, it...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Tuesday, February 25, 1964 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

The Beatles' first feature film, to begin shooting the following Monday, necessitated the writing and recording of a crop of new Lennon-McCartney songs. Some were required before the film went into production, others were to be recorded after the film was completed. ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, February 24, 1964 - 0 Comments

The Beatles had a day off.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, February 23, 1964 - 0 Comments

Studio One, Teddington Studio Centre, Teddington

The Beatles hardly had time to overcome the jet-lag before they were thrust back into homeland activities again. This morning they travelled to the Teddington Studio Centre of ABC Television to tape their 2nd appearance on the variety show Big Night ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Saturday, February 22, 1964 - 0 Comments

Kingsford-Smith Suite, London Airport, Heathrow, Middlesex

The return of the Beatles to England after such an eventful first trip tot he USA was deemed a matter of such national importance tha BBC footage of their touchdown at London Airport, and an accompanying interview, was slotted into the Satu...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Friday, February 21, 1964 - 0 Comments

To return to England from America, The Beatles flew first from Miami to New York, where they boarded an airplane to take them to London. They arrived back the following day.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Thursday, February 20, 1964 - 0 Comments

The Beatles enjoyed this week of relaxing a bit, before returning to England.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Wednesday, February 19, 1964 - 0 Comments

`Please Please Me' LP, 48th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 13th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Tuesday, February 18, 1964 - 0 Comments

On this day The Beatles were taken to the training camp of boxer Cassius Clay - later known as Muhammad Ali - who was preparing for his 25 February fight against heavyweight champion Sonny Liston.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, February 17, 1964 - 0 Comments

The day after their second Ed Sullivan Show appearance, The Beatles enjoyed a well-earned day off in Miami, in which they tried water-skiing.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, February 16, 1964 - 0 Comments

Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach, USA

The Beatle's second live appearance on The Ed Sulllivan Show took place during this evening (8:00-9:00 pm, EST) before a 3,500 audience at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach. Surprisingly, the Beatles did not top the bill on this occasion, that honour going to Mitz...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Saturday, February 15, 1964 - 0 Comments

Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach, USA

A full afternoon rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show.

A telephone interview with the Beatles was broadcast this day on Dick Clark's long-running, influential ABC-TV series, American Bandstand (12:30-1:00 pm EST). The Beatles never got to appear in person on this sh...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Friday, February 14, 1964 - 0 Comments

Deaville Hotel, Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL USA

Sunday's second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was set to be broadcast direct from the Deauville hotel in Miami Beach, so the Beatles flew from New York to the Florida city on Thursday, February 13th, in the hope of catching a few day's rest...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Thursday, February 13, 1964 - 0 Comments

The Beatles travelled to Miami from New York on this day, leaving on National Airlines Flight 11 at 1.30pm and arriving at 4pm.

Their arrival was watched by 7,000 fans, which had been alerted to The Beatles' presence by local radio stations WFUN and WQAM.

After disembarking from the aeroplane The...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Wednesday, February 12, 1964 - 0 Comments

Carnegie Hall, 7th Ave and West 57th St, New York City, New York, USA

The Beatles returned this day to New York, again traveling by train, and gave two 34 minutes shows at the famed Carnegie Hall, at 7:45 and 11:15 pm, with a capacity audience of 2900 at each. Tickets went on sale at the theatre's ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Tuesday, February 11, 1964 - 0 Comments

Washington Coliseum, Third and M St. North East, Washington DC, USA

Early on this day the Beatles travelled by train from New York to Washington DC, and at 8:31 stepped on stage at the 8092 seat Coliseum to give their first concert in North America. For the next half hour, a manic audience was trea...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, February 10, 1964 - 0 Comments

On February 10th 1964, after breaking American television ratings records with their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show the night before, the Beatles again met with the American press.

In the following interviews, part of a day-long press conference consisting of one-on-one meetings with the ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, February 9, 1964 - 0 Comments

Studio 50, New York City, USA

In the morning there was another Studio 50 rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show. George was unwell and did not participate, in his stead, the cameras rehearsed their positioning with a stand-in, the Beatle's assistant Neil Aspinall.

During the afternoon, before their ce...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Saturday, February 8, 1964 - 0 Comments

Studio 50, Broadway and West 53rd St. New York City, New York, USA

The first of what would be several studio rehearsals by the Beatles for The Ed Sullivan Show, and another opportunity for the hordes of US radio and press reporters to gain access to the group. This one began at 1:30 pm. These rehea...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Friday, February 7 through Saturday, February 22, 1964 - 0 Comments

Right from the moment that their Pan Am flight touched down at John F Kennedy International Airport, the Beatles were subjected to every form of media exposure known to 1964: journalists, photographers, radio stations and TV news crews covered their every single move, many with live reports. Hundred...

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