The Beatles’ diary -- 12th June 1964

Friday, 12th June 1964

UK singles chart
  1. You’re My World – Cilla Black
  2. It’s Over – Roy Orbison
  3. Juliet – Four Pennies
  4. Constantly – Cliff Richard
  5. Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt – The Shadows
UK albums chart
  1. Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones
  2. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  3. Dance With The Shadows – The Shadows
  4. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  5. A Session With The Dave Clark Five – The Dave Clark Five

Performance at the Centennial Hall in Wayville, Adelaide, Australia, as part of their World Tour. They played I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand, You Can’t Do That, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can’t Buy Me Love, This Boy and Long Tall Sally.

The Beatles flew to Adelaide. The police estimated that there were over 30,000 people lining the route from the airport to the city centre. But if they thought that that was big, then it was nothing compared to the quarter of a million standing outside the Town Hall! Over half the entire population of Adelaide took a day off just to see them wave out of the window!

Selected questions from a press conference: Adelaide, 12th Jun 1964

Q: Paul, what do you expect to find here in Australia?
Paul: Australians, I should think.
Q: Do you have an acknowledged leader of the group?
John: No, not really.
Q: We heard that you stood on your head on the balcony outside, is that right?
Paul: I don’t know where you hear these rumours.
Q: Have you been practising up your Australian …

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