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1964, August

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 31, 1964 (Monday)

A day of rest on the US tour.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 30, 1964 (Sunday)

Convention Hall, Mississippi Ave and The Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

For this show, 18,000 teenagers packed the Convention Hall. The Democratic National Convention had taken place here a week earlier and newspapers reported The Beatles received a boisterous reception than the speech b...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 29, 1964 (Saturday)

Forest Hills, New York, USA

The second night at Forest hills Tennis Stadium. What memories!

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 28, 1964 (Friday)

Forest Hills, New York, USA

The first of two performances, in front of 16,000 fans at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York City.

The Beatles had landed at 3.02am that morning at Kennedy Airport, and were greeted by 3,000 waiting fans. They were driven to the Delmonico Hotel on Park Avenue...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 27, 1964 (Thursday)

Cincinnati Gardens, Seymour Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The Beatles gave one performance in Cincinnati, before 14,000 fans, immediately after they flew to New York City, landing at 2:55 am to a reception from 2,000 fans.

Meanwhile, earlier on this day, prior to setting the tapes upon the shelf, Cap...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 26, 1964 (Wednesday)

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Lawrence St. Denver, Colorado, USA

Only 7,000 fans turned up to see the Beatle's one show in this natural amphitheatre, leaving 2,000 seats unoccupied. What???

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 25, 1964 (Tuesday)

The 2nd day in Bel Air (resting) between concerts. Tomorrow - Colorado!

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 24, 1964 (Monday)

The Beatles resting in Bel Air for the first of two days.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 23, 1964 (Sunday)

Hollywood Bowl, North Highland Ave. Los Angeles, California, USA

Capitol Records recorded the group at the Hollywood Bowl, a concert attended by 18,700 fans. Capitol planned an album for issue to the US record market only, since it was felt then that record buyers in Britain, although obsessed with...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 22, 1964 (Saturday)

Empire Stadium, Exhibition Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Attendance at this one show, the Beatle's first in Canada, was 20,261 and it was also broadcast live by local radio station CKNW. Immediately afterwards, the group flew back across the US border to Los Angeles, arriving at 3:55 am...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 21, 1964 (Friday)

Colisieum, Harrison St. Seattle, Washington, USA

One 29 minute performance with an audience of 14,720 fans.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 20, 1964 (Thursday)

Convention Center, Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, Nevada USA

The Beatles flew to Las Vegas immediately after the Cow Palace performance, arriving at 1:00. They performed two shows at 4:00 and 9:00 pm, before a combined audience of 16,000. "Till There Was You", was temporarily added to the repertoire.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 19, 1964 (Wednesday)

Cow Palace, Geneva Ave. San Francisco, CA USA

The first of 25 dates in the "The Beatle's First American Tour". It actually was their 2nd visit, but certainly the group's first major tour around the continent and even venturing into Canada for three concerts.

The Beatles performed just 12 songs and...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 18, 1964 (Tuesday)

On August 18th, the Beatles returned to the States to kick off the 1964 North American Tour - 24 cities and 32 performances in just 34 days.

The Beatles flight from London arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, August 18th.

The first concert of the tour would be held the followin...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 17, 1964 (Monday)

The Beatles are packing for the USA tour.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 16, 1964 (Sunday)

The Beatles at the Opera House, Blackpool

Shortly to change their name to The Who, one of the support acts on this bill were the High Numbers, billed as "a new R&B group".

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 15, 1964 (Saturday)

DEAN MARTIN KNOCKS THE BEATLES
OUT OF #1 SPOT - AUGUST 15, 1964

DEAN MARTIN'S SON, RICCI MARTIN, WAS JUST LIKE MOST ANY OTHER TEENAGER IN THE EARLY MONTHS OF 1964 - CRAZY AND OBSESSED WITH THE BEATLES.  THEIR NEW FILM A HARD DAY'S NIGHT WAS jUST RELEASED AND A SMASH HIT.

DURING THIS WAVE OF BEAT...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 14, 1964 (Friday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

This new LP came too soon after A Hard Day's Night for Lennon-McCartney, to have written a full album's worth of quality new material. They had a few songs, the final quota numbering eight, so for the other cuts the Beatles had to rely on former stage favorites.

Of ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 13, 1964 (Thursday)

Today, a day of rest.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 12, 1964 (Tuesday)

Whaddon House, William Mews, London

During an "At Home" party thrown this evening by Brian Epstein in his home here (Flat 15), Ringo was interviewed by NME journalist Chris Hutchins for the BBC Light Programme series The Teen Scene, discussing in particular the Beatles' forthcoming North American c...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 11, 1964 (Tuesday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

A Hard Day's Night had been out just two weeks when the Beatles began recording another LP, in keeping with the formula of two albums per year, the second aimed at the Christmas sales market. This one would remain untitled until the release date was in sight, eventua...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 10, 1964 (Monday)
Singles Time Line........


Do You Want To Know A Secret/Thank You Girl
Oldies 45 OL149 - August 10, 1964

Please Please Me/From Me To You
Oldies 45 OL150 - August 10, 1964

Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You
Oldies 45 OL151 - August 10, 1964

Twist And Shout/There's A Place
Oldies 45 OL152 - August 10, 1964
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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 9, 1964 (Sunday)

The Beatles appearing at the Futurist Theatre, Scarborough

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 8, 1964 (Saturday)

The Beatles resting up!

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 7, 1964 (Friday)

The Beatles still had a couple of gigs coming up before the USA tour.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 6, 1964 (Thursday)

The Beatles enjoying a few days of doing nothing.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 5, 1964 (Wednesday)

The Beatles having a rest before the big USA tour. (Next Week)

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 4, 1964 (Tuesday)

The Beatles preparing for their big trip to the USA.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 3, 1964 (Monday)

The Beatles inbetween tours. "A Hard Day's Night" number ONE.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 2, 1964 (Sunday)

Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth

Also on the bill with the Beatles were the Kinks, described as a "new and unknown London group", Mike Berry and singer/comedienne Adrienne Poster (later Posta).

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