The Beatles’ diary -- 5th February 1964

Wednesday, 5th February 1964

UK singles chart
  1. Needles And Pins – The Searchers
  2. Glad All Over – The Dave Clark Five
  3. Hippy Hippy Shake – Swinging Blue Jeans
  4. I’m The One – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  5. I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield
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

The Beatles flew back to London, and their press agent flew to New York to prepare for their imminent arrival. This was also the day that the judge delivered his final verdict on the Capitol/Vee-Jay court case. Much to the little company’s joy, he decided to lift the injunction banning Vee-Jay from selling Beatles’ records – providing that they dropped ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘P.S. I Love You’ from the line-up. This they did with a re-release on 10th February. As part of the settlement Vee-Jay had to agree to hand back all of the rights to the sixteen songs on the 15th October 1964. This meant that they had little over ten months to make as much money as possible off the back of the Beatles. They were also ordered to sell the songs in exactly the same format that already existed (i.e. …

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