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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 28, 1965 (Wednesday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Filming of the drama-school sequence with the Beatles, Frankie Howerd, Wendy Richard, Leo McKern and Eleanor Bron was completed during the morning, the best part of two working days having been spent on a scene which ended up on the cutting room floor.

Shot in the afternoon was the interior pub scene that follows on from the City Barge location shooting the previous Saturday, concluding with Ringo falling through a trap-door.

While on the "Pub" set, filming for a different purpose also took place: Peter Sellers arrived at Twickenham to present the Beatles with a prestigious Grammy Award (he called it a "Grandma Award") on behalf of the US National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, "A Hard Day's Night" having won the "Best Performance by a Vocal Group" category for 1964. In a brief though amusing (and certainly pre-arranged) item, John began speaking nonsense French, something like "Izza longois", the others joined in with singing a verse from "It's a long way to Tipperary".

The item was networked on US television by NBC on May 18th, 1965 in the Grammy Awards Program The Best On Record, and was followed in the show by a clip from "A Hard Day's Night", of "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You".

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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