The Beatles’ diary -- 28th August 1964

Friday, 28th 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 Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Forest Hills, New York, USA, attended by 16,000 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 first of two gigs in New York City. Phyllis Cambria described the scene in Larry Kane’s book ‘Ticket To Ride’: “Eventually the crowd started to chant for The Beatles to come on stage. Finally, after too long a wait, they emerged on stage. The sound was deafening as thousands of young girls squealed and screamed their names. My heart stopped as I saw Paul for the first time. They looked at each other and laughed. They seemed genuinely overwhelmed, but delighted. As soon as they played the first note, the screams became even louder. I don’t know if it was because their sound system was inadequate or the noise of the crowd was too overwhelming, but it wasn’t easy to hear them. Just enough of the melody could be heard to recognise each song, and the crowd often sang and clapped …

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