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Beatles 50th Blog posts of '2014' 'October'

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 4, 1964 (Wednesday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London and Ritz Cinema, Gordon St. Luton, Bedfordshire

The remaining stereo mixes/edits for the LP, a three-hour session, which the Beatles may well have attended before driving up to Luton - producing masters of "I'll Follow The Sun", "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby", "Rock and Roll Music", "Words Of Love", "Mr. Moonlight", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "I'm A Loser", "Baby's In Black", "No Reply" and also, for the library shelf, the new single "I Feel Fine".

Beatles For Sale was released by EMI on Friday, December 4th, the group's fourth LP in 21 months and yet another number one.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 3, 1964 (Tuesday)

The Beatles resting today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 2, 1964 (Monday)

King's Hall, Showgrounds, Balmoral, Belfast

This date had been assigned as a rest day, but promoter Arthur Howes squeezed in a late booking for Northern Ireland. The entourage flew into Aldergrove Airport from London during the afternoon.

For their concerts that evening they performed 10 songs: Twist And Shout, Money (That's What I Want), Can't Buy Me Love, Things We Said Today, I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day's Night and Long Tall Sally. They flew back to London the next day.

This was The Beatles' second and final visit to Northern Ireland. They had performed at the city's Ritz Cinema on 8 November 1963.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 1, 1964 (Sunday)

Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London

The 19th date of The Beatles' 1964 British tour was a return to the Astoria in Finsbury Park, London. The group had previously performed at the venue for The Beatles' Christmas Show in December 1963 and January 1964.

They performed two concerts on this night, for which they were paid £850. Their set throughout the tour contained 10 songs: Twist And Shout, Money (That's What I Want), Can't Buy Me Love, Things We Said Today, I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day's Night and Long Tall Sally.

The support acts on the tour were The Rustiks, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam, The Remo Four, Tommy Quickly and Mary Wells, and the compère was Bob Bain. The evening's two shows began at 6pm and 8.30pm.