The Beatles’ diary -- 27th August 1964

Thursday, 27th 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 Cincinnati Garens in Cincinnati, USA, attended by 14,000 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.

The longest day of the tour by far. It began at 10 AM with a plane trip to Cincinnati, where they performed a quick gig and flew straight to New York City. “It was 2:55am when The Beatles got in,” said a paper. “And they were virtually drowned out by 13,000 screaming kids. When they arrived at the Park Avenue Hotel scores of fans broke through a police barricade and surged against the four entertainers, who squirmed away and ran into the hotel. In the crush outside, Beatle Ringo Starr’s shirt was ripped and someone yanked a St. Christopher medal from a chain around his neck. WABC Radio disc jockey Bruce Morrow was broadcasting from inside the hotel, and Starr went on air with a message: ‘Cousin Brucie, somebody took my medallion. It means more to me than almost anything. I’ve had …

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