1964

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This is a list of events that occurred in 1964.

Contents

January

  • January 1, 1964: Perfomances at The Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.
  • January 3, 1964: A clip of The Beatles is shown on the Jack Paar Show.
  • January 5, 1964: George and Ringo record promos for "The Public Ear" radio show.
  • January 7, 1964: Recording an edition of Saturday Club.
  • January 14, 1964: The Beatles fly to France to begin a series of concerts there.
  • January 15, 1964: A court case, debating whether Capitol or Vee-Jay had the publishing rights to The Beatles, begins.
  • January 16, 1964: The Beatles begin a series of performances at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.
  • January 19, 1964: A concert at The Olympia Theatre is broadcast live on French Radio.
  • January 22, 1964: Cancelled TV appearance on Age Tendre et Tete de Bois.
  • January 24, 1964: Radio Interview for the American Forces Network.
  • January 27, 1964: Second edition of Introducing The Beatles released in US.
  • January 30, 1964: Please Please Me/From Me To You released as a single in the US.

February

  • February 3, 1964: The Beatles with Tony Sheridan LP release.
  • February 7, 1964: The Beatles arrive in New York, beginning the 1964 US tour.
  • February 8, 1964: John, Paul, and Ringo have a photoshoot in Central Park.
  • February 10, 1964: Neilson reports Ed Sullivan Show was watched by 73 million viewers.
  • February 12, 1964: All ITV stations broadcast a film, "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Beatles in New York, based on the Maysles Brothers' footage
  • February 15, 1964: A phone interview of The Beatles appeared on American Bandstand.
  • February 21, 1964: George records himself playing Talking Guitar Blues.
  • February 22, 1964: The Beatles landing in England is covered ina Pathes News Special "Welcome Home Beatles" report in the cinemas.
  • February 22, 1964: An interview of The Beatles appears on Saturday Club.
  • February 22, 1964: Footage of The Beatles landing in London Airport is broadcast on Grandstand.
  • February 26, 1964: "Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield On Stage is released in the US.

March

  • March 18, 1964: The Beatles record for The Public Ear.
  • March 19, 1964: Variety Club Of Great Britain Awards For 1963

April

May

  • May 17, 1964: Radio Luxembourg broadcasts the second and last part of the programme 'This Is Their Life', about the Beatles

June

  • June 4, 1964: Performances in Copenhagen.
  • June 7, 1964: Having spent the two previous days in The Netherlands, The Beatles leave for London only to take a connection flight to Hong Kong
  • June 9, 1964: Performances at Princess Theatre
  • June 11, 1964: The Beatles arrive in Sydney, Australia.

July

  • July 15, 1964: ABC-TV broadcasts the program "The Road To Beatlemania."
  • July 28, 1964: Performance in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • July 29, 1964: Performance in Stockholm, Sweden.

August

  • August 23, 1964: John and Ringo are interviewed in Los Angeles before playing the Hollywood Bowl.
  • August 28, 1964: Performance at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium.
  • August 28, 1964: Bob Dylan and The Beatles meet. Dylan introduces The Beatles to marijuana.
  • August 29, 1964: Performance at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium.

September

October

November

  • November 13, 1964: The Maysles Brothers' footage of The Beatles' first visit to America was aired in the US.

December


To be added soon

March

April

  • April 3 - The Beatles hold the top six positions on Australia's singles chart.
  • April 4 - The Beatles hold the top five positions in America's Billboard chart.
  • April 10 - The Beatles' Second Album released in the US.
  • April 16 - Fifth recording session for A Hard Day's Night. Songs recorded: A Hard Day's Night (Takes 1-8 + Master Take 9).
  • April 19 - The Beatles record the audio for the TV special Around The Beatles at IBC studios.
  • April 23 - John attends a Foyle's literary luncheon in his honor.
  • April 26 - NME Poll Winner's Concert. Video used in the Anthology TV series.
  • April 26 - Murray The K interview with John Lennon. He reads poems.
  • April 27 - Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You single release in US.
  • April 27 - Sie Liebt Dich/I'll Get You released in US on Swan records.
  • April 29 - The Beatles arrive in Scotland for two concerts.

May

  • Unknown - George Martin records orchestral score for A Hard Day's Night.
  • Unknown - Wax models of The Beatles are unveiled at Madame Tussaud's.
  • May 1 - Recording BBC: From Us To You. (Aired May 18)
  • May 6 - ITV screen "Around The Beatles."
  • May 21 - Sie Liebt Dich/I'll Get You single release in US.
  • May 22 - Piano overdubs for You Can't Do That. No Beatle participation.
  • May 29 - Paul McCartney giving backing vocals on Billy J Kramer song "From A Window.
  • May 29 - Peter and Gordon release Nobody I Know, written by Paul.

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

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