The Beatles’ diary -- 26th August 1964

Wednesday, 26th 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

Performance at the Red Socks Amphitheatre in Denver, USA, attended by 7,000 people, as part of their First American Tour. They played Twist And Shout, You Can’t Do That, All My Loving, She Loves You, Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven, Can’t Buy Me Love, If I Fell, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Boys, A Hard Day’s Night and Long Tall Sally.

George Martin described the Denver trip in his autobiography, ‘All You Need Is Ears’: “Five Cadillacs were drawn up on the runway to meet the plane, and we piled in. But instead of going straight to the hotel, the mayor asked us if we could do a tour of the airfield perimeter. The reason was soon obvious. All the way round, it was packed with fans, about ten deep, jammed up against the barbed-wire fence, like Stalag Luft III turned inside-out. We drove round for what seemed miles, about five feet from the fence, five feet from a sea of happy, screaming people all waving frantically. Once this ‘royal’ procession was complete, we set off for Brown’s Hotel in Denver,” where Larry Kane takes up the story… “Our press car accidentally drove to the front of the motorcade. And our press …

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