The Beatles’ diary -- 28th February 1964

Friday, 28th February 1964

UK singles chart
  1. Diane – The Bachelors
  2. Anyone Who Had A Heart – Cilla Black
  3. Needles And Pins – The Searchers
  4. I’m The One – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  5. 5-4-3-2-1 – Manfred Mann
UK albums chart
  1. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  2. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  3. How Do You Like It – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  4. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  5. Born Free – Frank Ifield

‘Cry For A Shadow’ single – front cover ReleasedUK single. Cry For A Shadow Peak position: Record Retailer – Didn’t enter

Recording session for the radio show ‘From Us To You’ at the Piccadilly Theatre This show was transmitted on 30th March (BBC Light Programme). They played You Can’t Do That, Roll Over Beethoven, Till There Was You, I Wanna Be Your Man, Please Mister Postman, All My Loving, This Boy and Can’t Buy Me Love.

By the end of February ’64, Paul had already been living with Asher for a number of months, and had got very friendly with her older brother, Peter. He had been busy carving out a pop career as one half of Peter and Gordon since 1962, but it wasn’t until he got friendly with Paul that EMI bothered signing them up. Paul then donated their debut single – ‘World Without Love’. “The first line always used to please John,” he said. “‘Please lock me away -’ ‘Yes, okay,’ we said. End of song. It was an early song of mine that we didn’t use for the Beatles that I thought would be good for Peter and Gordon – and it was.” It knocked the Beatles off the top spot in February ’64 and reached number one in the States in June.

[N.B.: Paul also wrote their next two singles – ‘Nobody I Know’ and …

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