The Beatles’ diary -- 5th September 1964

Saturday, 5th September 1964

UK singles chart
  1. Have I The Right? – Honeycombs
  2. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  3. I Won’t Forget You – Jim Reeves
  4. Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
  5. The Crying Game – Dave Berry
UK albums chart
  1. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  2. Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones
  3. Wonderful Life – Cliff Richard
  4. Gentleman Jim – Jim Reeves
  5. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack

Performance at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, USA, attended by 13,000 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.

“I remember going to Chicago,” said George. “There had been riots in the black ghettoes, and as we drove through, the cops, tense, trying to be smart, directing the traffic, no hands on the handlebars, were falling off their motorbikes. As we came through in a limousine, one would go ahead to the next junction, stop the traffic, we’d then cross and the other one would go ahead and so on. They were so ‘into the mania’. They drove those big Harleys, holding both hands up, with a loud whistle in their mouths, sun-shades on, braking and skidding off their bikes.”



 
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