The Beatles’ diary -- 24th August 1964

Monday, 24th August 1964

UK singles chart
  1. Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
  2. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  3. Have I The Right? – Honeycombs
  4. I Won’t Forget You – Jim Reeves
  5. Call Up The Groups – The Barron Knights
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

‘Matchbox’ single – front cover ReleasedUSA single. Matchbox Peak position: Billboard – #17; Cashbox – #17; Record World – #22

The Beatles attended a garden party at Alan Livingston’s house (the boss of Capitol Records). It was one of those horrible meet-and-greet fundraisers (“Buy a ticket and meet The Beatles,” went the blurb) in aid of the Haemophilia Foundation. Numerous dignitaries dropped by, including Lloyd Bridges and his 14-year-old kid Jeff, Jack Palance, Dean Martin, Richard Chamberlain, Rock Hudson, Hayley Mills, Shelly Winters and Jack Lemmon. (Not a bad little collection.)



 
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