The Beatles’ diary -- 11th February 1964

Tuesday, 11th February 1964

UK singles chart
  1. Needles And Pins – The Searchers
  2. I’m The One – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  3. Hippy Hippy Shake – Swinging Blue Jeans
  4. Glad All Over – The Dave Clark Five
  5. As Usual – Brenda Lee
UK albums chart
  1. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  2. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  3. How Do You Like It – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  4. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  5. Born Free – Frank Ifield
The Beatles in Washington DCWashington DC – 11 Feb ’64Photo: Apple Corps Ltd.

Performance at the Washington Coliseum in Washington DC, USA (20:30), attended by 8,092 people. They played Roll Over Beethoven, From Me To You, I Saw Her Standing There, This Boy, All My Loving, I Wanna Be Your Man, Please Please Me, Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist And Shout and Long Tall Sally.

The Beatles boarded a train to Washington with Murry the K and various members of the press. Once they had travelled through the snowy landscape they moved into the Shoreham Hotel. One stuck-up family refused to budge and the hotel management cut off their electricity to get them out – and fucking right too! The evening was taken up with a gig at the Washington Coliseum. This was their first-ever live show in the US, and the first time that they got really pelted with jelly beans. George remembered: “We were absolutely pelted by the fuckin’ things. And they don’t have soft jelly babies here, they have hard jelly beans. And to make matters worse, we were on a circular stage, so they hit us from all sides. Imagine waves of rock-hard little bullets raining down on you from the sky. …

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