The Beatles’ diary -- 10th July 1964

Friday, 10th July 1964

UK singles chart
  1. It’s Over – Roy Orbison
  2. Someone Someone – Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
  3. You’re No Good – Swinging Blue Jeans
  4. Ramona – The Bachelors
  5. Hold Me – PJ Proby
UK albums chart
  1. Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones
  2. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  3. Dance With The Shadows – The Shadows
  4. Buddy Holly Showcase – Buddy Holly
  5. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ single – front cover ReleasedUK single. A Hard Day’s Night Peak position: BBC – #1; Disc Weekly – #1; Melody Maker – #1; NME – #1; Record Retailer – #1

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ album – front cover ReleasedUK album. A Hard Day’s Night Peak position: Disc Weekly – #1; Melody Maker – #1; NME – #1; Record Retailer – #1

Recording session for the TV show ‘Look North’. The programme was broadcast live (BBC1) and featured interviews with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

A further session for ‘Scene At 6.30’ took place later in the day. The programme was broadcast live (Granada) and featured interviews with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

The Beatles flew to Liverpool for the first screening of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in the North. David Jacobs remembered: “We travelled from London Airport in a Britannia – one of the smaller airline companies, and sat at the back and it was extraordinary to see how very nervous The Beatles were. They were absolutely terrified. They had practically been around the world feted everywhere, but they were petrified that they wouldn’t be bothered with in Liverpool. Liverpool, after all, was their home, and Liverpool has got a lot of stars, but they really thought that no one would bother to turn out to meet them. When we got near the airport (at 5pm), they were eagerly looking out of the windows, and the airport buildings looked like it had a black mass of hands crawling around it. The …

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