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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 28, 1964 (Wednesday)-

ABC Cinema, Exeter

On 28 October 1964, following two performance at the ABC Cinema, Exeter, The Beatles spoke to Playboy journalist Jean Shepherd.

The interview took place in a Torquay hotel room, and was first published in the February 1965 edition of Playboy. It begins with an introduction by Shepherd, after which comes the interview itself. Particularly revealing are The Beatles' comments on race, religion, politics and sex. Very little is said about music.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 27, 1964 (Tuesday)-

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Mono mixing and editing where appropriate, of "What You're Doing", "Honey Don't", "Mr. Moonlight", "Every Little Thing" and "Eight Days A Week", completed between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm, and stereo mixing/editing of "Eight Days A Week", "Every Little Thing", "What You're Doing" and "Honey Don't" done from 12:30-1:00 pm. (Observing that these four stereo masters for Beatles For Sale were made in a mere 30 minutes, it is obvious that mono was considered the important medium in 1964.)

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 26, 1964 (Monday)-

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Another 'rest day' from the tour in which the Beatles did anything but rest. Between 10:00 am and 12:45 pm they attended a mono mix session for "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "Rock And Roll Music", "Words Of Love", "Baby's In Black", "I'm A Loser" and "Kansas City"/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!".

Then, from 12:45 to 1:05 pm, a mere 20 minutes, they watched George Martin and his team mix "Kansas City"/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" into stereo.

After a long break, they began recording more material for Beatles For Sale, taping five takes of "Honey Don't" between 4:30 and 6:30 pm (the lead vocal role now handed to Ringo) and seven takes (numbered 13-19) of a re-make of "What You're Doing" between 7:30 and 10:00 pm.

This final period of the day also saw the group record all of the material for "Another Beatles Christmas Record", edited together at the end of the evening from five takes, including one solely of marching feet, and compiled into the finished production to be mailed out in December as a flexi-disc to members of the Official Fan Club.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 25, 1964 (Sunday)-

Hippodrome Theatre, Brighton

After this date the tour resumed on the 28th.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 24, 1964 (Saturday)-

Setlist

  1. Twist and Shout
    (The Top Notes cover)
  2. Money (That's What I Want)
    (Barrett Strong cover)
  3. Can't Buy Me Love
  4. Things We Said Today
  5. I'm Happy Just to Dance With You
  6. I Should Have Known Better
  7. If I Fell
  8. I Wanna Be Your Man
  9. A Hard Day's Night
  10. Long Tall Sally
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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 23, 1964 (Friday)-

Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London

This date, the 12th of The Beatles' 1964 British tour, was the second time they performed at the Gaumont State Cinema in London's Kilburn district. They had previously performed there on 9 April 1964.

On this day The Beatles performed two concerts, for which they were paid £850. Their set throughout the 1964 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 6.40pm and 9pm.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 22, 1964 Thursday)-

Odeon Cinema, Leeds

For George Martin, another mono mix of "I Feel Fine", made between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon in studio one at EMI. For the Beatles, two more performances in Leeds.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 21, 1964 (Wednesday)-

Odeon Cinema, Glasgow

While the Beatles were in Scotland, George Martin and team worked this day from 2:30 to 5:45 pm at Abbey Road producing mono masters of "I Feel Fine", "I'll Follow The Sun", "She's A Woman" and "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby", with tapes of "I Feel Fine" and "She's A Woman" being cut out and dispatched to Capitol Records in Hollywood the next day.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 20, 1964 (Tuesday)-

Caird Hall, Dundee

A camera crew from Grampian Television - ITV franchise for north-east Scotland - visited the Beatles in their Caird hall dressing-room before the first of this evening's two "houses", filming an interview they gave to June Shields. The crew also shot some more general footage concerning the concert, including some Beatles stage action. The resulting package, running a little over five minutes, was inserted into Grampian Week, introduced by Shields and transmitted on Friday, October 23rd - 6:10-6:45 pm.

THE COMPLETE BEATLES CHRONICLE - Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 19, 1964 (Monday)-

ABC Cinema, Edinburgh

The first of three consecutive nights in Scotland.

The seventh date of The Beatles' 1964 British tour took place at the ABC Cinema in Edinburgh. It was the first of three consecutive nights in Scotland.

The Beatles performed two concerts, 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 6.30pm and 8.50pm.

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