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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : March 17, 1964 (Tuesday)

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 Ringo's father gambling at "Le Circle Club". Veteran BBC broadcaster Jack de Manio came to Les Ambassadeurs to record an interview with John about his imminent foray into the world of books (In His Own Write being due for publication on the 23rd). The interview was broadcast in the Home Service news-magazine program Today (presented by de Manio) the next morning, Wednesday, March 18th, between 7:15 and 7:45 am. It was also repeated in the second-half of the program, on air 8:15-8:40 am.

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