The Beatles’ diary -- 15th January 1964

Wednesday, 15th January 1964

UK singles chart
  1. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  2. Glad All Over – The Dave Clark Five
  3. Hippy Hippy Shake – Swinging Blue Jeans
  4. I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield
  5. She Loves You – The Beatles
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. Freddie & The Dreamers – Freddie & The Dreamers
  5. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack

Performance at the Cinéma Cyrano in Versailles, France, attended by 2,000 people.

The Capitol/Vee-Jay court case got underway with the judge slapping a temporary injunction on Vee-Jay’s catalogue whilst the case was being heard. This was a major blow for the little company, because Beatlemania was starting to rage around their ears and they were losing money every second of the day. Capitol upped the ante by bringing in Beechwood (the American arm of Ardmore & Beechwood). They were the company who owned the publishing rights to the Beatles’ first single – ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘P.S. I Love You’. And, much to Vee-Jay’s horror, they were part-owned by Capitol! Vee-Jay had been completely unaware of that sobering fact, and had gone ahead and issued both of the songs on their debut LP. Needless to say, as soon as Capitol started playing hardball in the courts, they …

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