The Beatles’ diary -- 18th August 1964

Tuesday, 18th August 1964

UK singles chart
  1. Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
  2. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  3. Call Up The Groups – The Barron Knights
  4. It’s All Over Now – The Rolling Stones
  5. I Won’t Forget You – Jim Reeves
UK albums chart
  1. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  2. Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones
  3. Wonderful Life – Cliff Richard
  4. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  5. The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs – The Bachelors

Their first American tour, playing 26 shows in 24 different cities.

Selected questions from a press conference: San Francisco, 18th Aug 1964

Q: How was your trip?
John: It was sort of like a plane trip, you know… Boring.
Q: How often do you get haircuts?
John: Uhh, about once every three weeks.
Q: Who is your tailor?
Paul: A fella called Millings of London.
Q: Are you working on another movie soon?
Paul: Yes, in February.
Q: Is it coming out then?
Ringo: No, we start making it.
John: We start making it then.
Q: How frightened were you getting in that cage today?
John: What cage?
Paul: At the airport.
John: Uh, it wasn’t bad, ‘cuz somebody had been up there and tested it.
Q: Why did you leave so soon?
Ringo: We got told, you know.
John: Some people said …

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