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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 11, 1964 (Tuesday)-

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

A Hard Day's Night had been out just two weeks when the Beatles began recording another LP, in keeping with the formula of two albums per year, the second aimed at the Christmas sales market. This one would remain untitled until the release date was in sight, eventually being named Beatles For Sale.

The group began and completed John's "Baby In Black" within this time, taping 14 takes and then making 13 separate attempts at perfecting the song's twangy opening guitar notes (none of which was chosen for the finished version).

Before recording, the Beatles were filmed in performance positions by BBC television cameras for an insert into Top Of The Pops. It mattered not what song they were singing for this was a "wild track" shoot, a collection of mute images onto which a disc recording, in this instance of "A Hard Day's Night", could be overdubbed for TOTP broadcast.

Although the shooting was completed, the film was never screened because the BBC then clashed with Brian Epstein over the size of the group's fee, and the footage was later junked.

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 10, 1964 (Monday)-
Singles Time Line........


Do You Want To Know A Secret/Thank You Girl
Oldies 45 OL149 - August 10, 1964

Please Please Me/From Me To You
Oldies 45 OL150 - August 10, 1964

Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You
Oldies 45 OL151 - August 10, 1964

Twist And Shout/There's A Place
Oldies 45 OL152 - August 10, 1964
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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 9, 1964 (Sunday)-

The Beatles appearing at the Futurist Theatre, Scarborough

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 8, 1964 (Saturday)-

The Beatles resting up!

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 7, 1964 (Friday)-

The Beatles still had a couple of gigs coming up before the USA tour.

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 6, 1964 (Thursday)-

The Beatles enjoying a few days of doing nothing.

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 5, 1964 (Wednesday)-

The Beatles having a rest before the big USA tour. (Next Week)

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 4, 1964 (Tuesday)-

The Beatles preparing for their big trip to the USA.

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 3, 1964 (Monday)-

The Beatles inbetween tours. "A Hard Day's Night" number ONE.

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The Beatles 50 years ago today: August 2, 1964 (Sunday)-

Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth

Also on the bill with the Beatles were the Kinks, described as a "new and unknown London group", Mike Berry and singer/comedienne Adrienne Poster (later Posta).

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