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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : March 11, 1964 (Wednesday)

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 Ringo would shoot the studio scenes in his solo venture The Magic Christian (also 1969).

On this day, working from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm (the early starts were maintained throughout the shooting), the group filmed on a set resembling a train guard's van, where they played cards and also mimed to "I Should Have Known Better", later edited into the film's train sequences.

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