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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 31, 1964 (Sunday)

Prince of Wales Theatre, London

A return visit to the scene of their Royal Variety Show triumph the previous November 4th. This concert was the fifth in a series of seven consecutive "Pops Alive!" Sunday night pop shows at this theatre promoted by Brian Epstein. There were six support acts for each of the two "houses" this evening: Kenny Lynch, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, the Vernon Girls, the Lorne Gibson Trio, the Chants and the Harlems.

The Beatles repertoire comprised "Can't buy me love", "All my loving", "This boy", "Roll over Beethoven", "Till there was you", "Twist and Shout", and "Long tall Sally".

The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 30, 1964 (Saturday)

The Beatles finishing their last day of Holiday, meanwhile `Can't Buy Me Love', 9th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Love Me Do' number 1, 1st week (Billboard).

Brian buys 5 copies of `Ain't She Sweet' at a West End record store.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 29, 1964 (Friday)

While the Beatles are on vacation, UK single releases: `Ain't She Sweet'/`If You Love Me Baby'. UK single releases: `Nobody I Know', with Peter and Gordon.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 28, 1964 (Thursday)

The Beatles enjoying their holiday abroad.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 27, 1964 (Wednesday)

The Beatles on vacation and `With The Beatles',  on the 27th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Party thrown by Brian to celebrate Cilla Black's birthday, at his Knightsbridge apartment. His gift to her is an Austrian luggage set.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 26, 1964 (Tuesday)

The Beatles still Holidaying in Europe.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 25, 1964 (Monday)


While the Beatles are on vacation, Brian ends his Whitsun holiday in Blackpool.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 24, 1964 (Sunday)

The Beatles - still on vacation. Transmission on the Ed Sullivan Show of the interview recorded on 16 April 1964, and playing of a song.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 23, 1964 (Saturday)

The Beatles still on Holiday, meanwhile "Can't Buy Me Love", is on the 8th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

And Brian begins a week end in Blackpool (Whitsun holiday).

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : May 22, 1964 (Friday)

The Beatles were still holidaying abroad when George Martin supervised a 10:00-11:00 am EMI studio two over-dub session this day, personally adding a piano track to take nine of "You Can't Do That". But it was never used.