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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : June 2, 1964 (Tuesday)-

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Two more sessions, each running 15 minutes over the booked times of 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:30-5:30 pm. Songs taped this time were John's "Any Time at All" and "When I Get Home" (11 takes each) and Paul's "Things We Said Today" (3 takes), all for the second side of the album, A Hard Day's Night.


The Beatles Complete Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : June 1, 1964 (Monday)-

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

The film completed, and holidays taken, the Beatles returned to EMI Studios for three days to record the non-soundtrack side of the LP A Hard Day's Night, any surplus songs being set aside for an EP, Long Tall Sally, with that title song and "I Call Your Name" already in the can.

They worked this day fro 2:30 to 7:15 and 8:00-11:15 pm first recording five takes of "Matchbox" (released on the EP) and then tackling "I'll Cry Instead" (the LP), taped in two sections with six takes of the first and two of the second recorded for later editing, six takes  of "Slow Down" (for the EP) and 16 of "I'll Be Back" (LP)

Visiting the afternoon session, and watching the Beatles record a cover of "Matchbox", his original recording, was Carl Perkins, one of the biggest influences on the group, who was over from America on a promoted tour.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 31, 1964 (Sunday)-

Prince of Wales Theatre, London

A return visit to the scene of their Royal Variety Show triumph the previous November 4th. This concert was the fifth in a series of seven consecutive "Pops Alive!" Sunday night pop shows at this theatre promoted by Brian Epstein. There were six support acts for each of the two "houses" this evening: Kenny Lynch, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, the Vernon Girls, the Lorne Gibson Trio, the Chants and the Harlems.

The Beatles repertoire comprised "Can't buy me love", "All my loving", "This boy", "Roll over Beethoven", "Till there was you", "Twist and Shout", and "Long tall Sally".

The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 30, 1964 (Saturday)-

The Beatles finishing their last day of Holiday, meanwhile `Can't Buy Me Love', 9th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Love Me Do' number 1, 1st week (Billboard).

Brian buys 5 copies of `Ain't She Sweet' at a West End record store.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 29, 1964 (Friday)-

While the Beatles are on vacation, UK single releases: `Ain't She Sweet'/`If You Love Me Baby'. UK single releases: `Nobody I Know', with Peter and Gordon.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 28, 1964 (Thursday)-

The Beatles enjoying their holiday abroad.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 27, 1964 (Wednesday)-

The Beatles on vacation and `With The Beatles',  on the 27th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Party thrown by Brian to celebrate Cilla Black's birthday, at his Knightsbridge apartment. His gift to her is an Austrian luggage set.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 26, 1964 (Tuesday)-

The Beatles still Holidaying in Europe.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 25, 1964 (Monday)-


While the Beatles are on vacation, Brian ends his Whitsun holiday in Blackpool.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 24, 1964 (Sunday)-

The Beatles - still on vacation. Transmission on the Ed Sullivan Show of the interview recorded on 16 April 1964, and playing of a song.

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