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1964, March

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 31, 1964 (Tuesday) - 0 Comments

Scala Theatre, London and Playhouse Theatre, London

This was perhaps the most exciting and rewarding day's work on A Hard Day's Night the "TV performance" that was the climax of the film. It was shot this day at the Scala before an audience of 350 screaming fans, film union rules dictating that eac...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 30, 1964 (Monday) - 0 Comments

The Beatles enjoying several days off from filming at the Scala.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 29, 1964 (Sunday) - 0 Comments

The Beatles enjoying several days off from filming at the Scala.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 28, 1964 (Saturday) - 0 Comments

The Beatles enjoying several days off from filming at the Scala.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 27, 1964 (Friday) - 0 Comments

The Beatles enjoying several days off from filming at the Scala.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 26, 1964 (Thursday) - 0 Comments

The Beatles enjoying several days off from filming at the Scala Theatre in London

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 25, 1964 (Wednesday) - 0 Comments

The Beatles enjoying several days off from filming at the Scala.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 24, 1964 (Tuesday) - 0 Comments

Scala Theatre, London

More filming at the Scala. During a break on the 24th, John discussed his new book in an interview given to the British-based Australian broadcaster/actor Dibbs Mather, which was then distributed exclusively to overseas radio stations by the BBC's Transcription Service in its ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 23, 1964 (Monday) - 0 Comments

Scala Theatre, Charlotte Street, London and Lime Grove Studios, London and Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square, London

Filming a Hard Day's Night switched to the Scala Theatre to central London for seven working days (this day through to April 2). The main premise of the film was that the Beatles app...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 22, 1964 (Sunday) - 0 Comments

Today, the Beatles had a day off.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 21, 1964 (Saturday) - 0 Comments

Today, the Beatles took a day off

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 20, 1964 (Friday) - 0 Comments

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham and Studio Nine, Television House, London

During the late morning and afternoon the Beatles shot more "corridor" scenes for A Hard Day's Night at Twickenham. Ringo was also interviewed by reporter Lyn Fairhurst for the BBC radio program Movie-Go-R...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 19, 1964 (Thursday) - 0 Comments

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's Twickenham and Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London and Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's and Television Theatre, London.

During the early morning and mid-to-late afternoon the Beatles filmed at Twickeham, spending the first of two consecutive days shoot...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 18, 1964 (Wednesday) - 0 Comments

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Shooting of "dressing room" sequences for the film. Wile waiting around on the set at Twickenham, the Beatles recorded a number of items for broadcast in the BBC Light Programme radio series The Public Ear on Sunday, March 22 (3:00 to 4:00 pm) and...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 17, 1964 (Tuesday) - 0 Comments

Les Ambassadeurs, Hamilton Place, London

The Beatles twice visited this splendid private club, situated just off Park Lane in central London, to film sequences for A Hard Day's Night, on this day and again on April 17th.

On this first occasion, they filmed the sequence in which they discovered Rin...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 16, 1964 (Monday) - 0 Comments

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Filming of the "studio canteen" sequence, in which Wilfrid Brambell persuades Ringo to take his nose out of "A Booook" and go "parading" instead, deserting his fellow Beatles in their hour of need.

The other Beatles were not involved in this day'...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 15, 1964 (Sunday) - 0 Comments

The Beatles took a break today filming at Twickenham Film Studios.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 14, 1964 (Saturday) - 0 Comments

The Beatles took a break today filming at Twickenham Film Studios.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 13, 1964 (Friday) - 0 Comments

Gatwick Airport South, Surrey

Shooting moved 27 miles south of London for two of the film's most important sequences. It meant an early start for the Beatles, who arrived at Gatwick at 10:00 am. The first task of the day was to shoot the film's closing sequence, in which the Beatles ran into view a...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 12, 1964 (Thursday) - 0 Comments

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Shooting of the "Hotel Room" sequences, in which road managers "Norm" and "Shake" (actors Norman Rossington and John Junkin re-creating the roles of Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans) order the Beatles to remain in their room and answer fan mail, and in...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 11, 1964 (Wednesday) - 0 Comments

Twickenham Film Studios, The Barons, St. Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex

The Beatle's first day of shooting at Twickenham Film Studios, where they would make not only "A Hard Day's Night", but also "Help!" (in 1965), several promotional videos (1965 and 1968), Get Back/Let It Be (1969) and where ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 10, 1964 (Tuesday) - 0 Comments

The Turks Head, Winchester Rd. St. Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex and Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

One of the main talking points in what was to be called a Hard Day's Night was Rindo's long solo sequence, in which - having been encouraged to desert the group by Paul's "grandfather", Wilfrid ...

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

Various locations, London to Newton Abbot

THe conclusion of the train filming, traveling this time from London to the Devonshire town of Newton Abbot, 2500 miles having been clocked up during the past week. A Monday to Friday work schedule, leaving weekends free, was maintained throughout the shoot...

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

The Beatles still filming their first feature film - still not titled.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 7, 1964 - 0 Comments

The Beatles still filming their first feature film

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 6, 1964 - 0 Comments

United Artists also required the recordings for the Beatles to mime to during shooting. "And I Love Her" was later remixed for UK album release".

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 5, 1964 - 0 Comments

While on the road filming, work on the Beatle's recordings were being carried out in their absence by George Martin at EMI Studios in Abbey Road. He produced mono mixes of "I Should Have Known Better", "If I Fell", Tell Me Why", "And I Love Her", "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You", and "I Call Your ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 4, 1964 - 0 Comments

Another train related sequence was shot today at the station in Crowcombe, Somerset, when the Beatles ran along the platform adjacent to the slowly moving train, pestering the uppper-crust passenger (Richard Vernon) and shouting "Hey mister! Can we have our ball back?"

One of the two schoolgirls ca...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 3, 1964 - 0 Comments

The Beatles still filming in the West Country

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : March 2, 1964 - 0 Comments

Various locations today through March 6th - London to the West Country

Today, the Beatles became film actors for the first time, hurriedly joining the closed-shop actor's union Equity only minutes beforehand, on the platform at Paddington Station. They were proposed and seconded by Wilfrid Brambell...

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