The Beatles’ diary -- 12th August 1964

Wednesday, 12th August 1964

UK singles chart
  1. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  2. Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
  3. Call Up The Groups – The Barron Knights
  4. It’s All Over Now – The Rolling Stones
  5. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Dusty Springfield
UK albums chart
  1. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  2. Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones
  3. Wonderful Life – Cliff Richard
  4. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  5. Kissin’ Couisins – Elvis Presley

Recording session for the radio show ‘The Teen Scene’ This show was transmitted on 13th August (BBC Light Programme) and featured an interview with Ringo Starr.

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ premiered in the States to general acclaim. Andrew Sarris of the ‘Village Voice’ described it as “the ‘Citizen Kane’ of jukebox musicals, a brilliant crystallization of such diverse cultural particles as the pop movie, cinema verite, the nouvelle vague, free cinema, the affectedly hand-held camera, the cult of the sexless sub adolescent, the semi documentary, and studied spontaneity.” I think that means he liked it.



 
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