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The Beatles 50 years ago today: July 25, 1964 (Saturday)-

Studio Four, Television Centre, London

Just as John had done on June 22, 1963, so now George and Ringo appeared individually as members of the panel on Juke Box Jury, the record-review programme transmitted by BBC1 early each Saturday evening.

Sharing the panel with George was actress/model Alexandra Bastedo, comic actor Reg Varney and singer Carole Ann Ford, and together they reviewed "I Should Have Known Better" by the Naturals (a cover of the Beatle's song), "What Am I To You" by Kenny Lynch, "Soulful Dress" by Sugar Pie De Santo, "How Can I Tell her" by the Fourmost, "Heart", by David Nelson, "Spanish Harlem" by Sounds Incorporated, "All Grown Up" by the Crystals, "She's Not There" by the Zombies and "Aint' Love Good, Ain't Love Proud" by Tony Clarke.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : July 24, 1964 (Friday)-

Top #5 songs in the USA

  • The Beach Boys - I Get Around
  • The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
  • The 4 Seasons - Rag Doll
  • Johnny Rivers - Memphis
  • Jan & Dean - The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  • The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now
  • The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
  • The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
  • Roy Orbison - It's Over
  • PJ Proby - Hold Me
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The Beatles 50 years ago today: July 23, 1964 (Thursday)-

London Palladium, London

A special midnight revue, The Night Of A Hundred Star, in aid of the "Combined Theatrical Charities Appeals Council", featuring an array of illustrious names from all walks of show business (Sir Laurence Olivier and Judy Garland, to name but two). Representing "Pop Music", the Beatles acted out a flying ballet sketch (I'm Flying) in part one of the show, which necessitated them being winched up high above the stage, and performed a brief musical set in part two.

Mark Lewisohn-The Complete Beatles Chronicle

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: July 22, 1964 (Wednesday)-
  • July 22, 1963 "The Beatles release ""Introducing the Beatles"""


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The Beatles 50 years ago today: July 21, 1964 (Tuesday)-

The Beatles are in-between-shows

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: July 20, 1964 (Monday)-

Capitol Records third Beatles album was released on July 20, 1964 in both mono and stereo.  The company also continued their policy of “Beatles ‘over saturation’ by releasing two more singles that same day: ‘I’ll Cry Instead’ b/w ‘I’m Happy Just To Dance With You’ and ‘And I Love Her’ b/w ‘If I Fell’.  Entering the Billboard album chart on August 8, it became the first Capitol Beatles release to not hit #1, peaking at #2 for 9 weeks.  The album that kept it out of the top spot? ‘A Hard Days Night’.

Nine of the eleven tracks were written by Lennon-McCartney.  The two exceptions were covers of Larry Williams ‘Slow Down’ and Carl Perkins (one of George Harrison’s favorite artists) classic Sun track ‘Matchbox’.  The album stayed on Billboard’s chart for a total of 41 weeks, eventually selling over 2,000,000 copies.

The recently released CD contains both mono and stereo versions of the album.  The mono version of ‘I’ll Cry Instead’ is the longer version with an extra verse repeated clocking in at 2:09 while the true stereo version (not featured on the ‘A Hard Days Night’ album does not have the verse repeated and is only 1:49 long.  The mono versions of ‘And I Love Her’ and ‘If I Fell’ are the American single versions with Paul and John’s voices single tracked on the first verse of each song.  The stereo versions are double tracked vocals throughout.  In fact all of the stereo mixes are the same masters that were used on the 2009 remasters of the British albums.

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: July 19, 1964 (Sunday)-

ABC Theatre, Blackpool

An appearance on the live variety programme Blackpool Night Out, the summer edition of Big Night Out, networked to all ITV stations by ABC Television direct from the town's ABC Theatre between 8:25 and 9:25 pm. As usual, the show was hosted by comedian brothers Mike and Bernie Winters. The Beatles headed the list of guest stars, which also included Chita Rivera, Frank Berry, Jimmy Edwards, and Lionel Blair.

The Beatles had flown up to Blackpool the previous day and spent all of the Sunday rehearsing inside the ABC Theatre. As well as performing five songs, "A Hard Day's Night", "And I Love Her", "If I Fell", "Things We Said Today", and "Long Tall Sally", they also participated in comedy sketches, including one where John, Paul, George and the Winters performed a medical operation on Ringo. In another, they acted as refuse collectors.

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: July 18, 1964 (Saturday)-
  • The Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" enters the UK chart, a fortnight after the release of the film of the same name.
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The Beatles 50 years ago today: July 17, 1964 (Friday)-

BBC Paris Studio, London

This second BBC Radio recording session inside four days - a schedule reminiscent of 1963, took place at the Paris between 2:15 and 6:15 pm (inclusive of rehearsal time). The object was the recording of the Beatle's fourth consecutive "bank holiday" special From Us To You, to be transmitted in the Light Programme from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Monday, August 3rd. The host this time was Don Wardell, more usually heard as a presenter on Radio Luxembourg and as late a prominent US record industry executive.

The program comprised the usual mix, a chat with the host, the reading of listener's requests, and eight numbers, in this instance "Long Tall Sally", "If I Fell", "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You", Things We Said Today", "I Should Have Known Better", "Boys", "Kansas City"/"Hey Hey Hey", and "A Hard Day's Night". The program also opened and closed with the now familiar recording of "From Us To You", but there was an unfamiliar voice reading the closing credits, that of John Lennon.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle - LS

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: July 16, 1964 (Thursday)-

Beatles, The ‎– Live Melbourne Australia July 16, 1964

Tracklist

A1 I Saw Her Standing There
A2 Ringo's Back
A3 You Can't Do That
A4 All My Lovin'
A5 She Loves You
B1 Till There Was You
B2 Roll Over Beethoven
B3 Can't Buy Me Love
B4 This Boy
B5 Farewell & Dedication
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