The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : March 20, 1964 (Friday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham and Studio Nine, Television House, London

During the late morning and afternoon the Beatles shot more "corridor" scenes for A Hard Day's Night at Twickenham. Ringo was also interviewed by reporter Lyn Fairhurst for the BBC radio program Movie-Go-Round, broadcast April 12th, following immediately after a group interview done the day before with Peter Noble.

During the late afternoon and early evening the Beatles went to Television House, the central London HQ/studios of Associated-Rediffusion, where they quickly rehearsed and then appeared live on Ready, Steady, Go!, broadcast from 6:15 to 7:00 pm. It was their second live spot on the program, but was also their last, for their next and final group appearance was pre-taped.

The Beatles mimed to three disc recordings: "It Won't Be Long", "You Can't Do That", and "Can't Buy Me Love", took part in a humorous fashion parade, were presented by RSG! co-host Keith Fordyce with a special award from the US trade magazine Billboard to recognise the fact that they held the top three singles chart positions simultaneously and were interviewed by the series' other main host, Cathy McGowan.

This performance of "Can't Buy Me Love" was twice re-shown. The first time was on Friday, April 24, 1964 (6:10 to 7:00 pm) in Ready, steady, Go To Montreux!, a special edition recorded at the Casino in Montreux, Switzerland, Light Entertainment Programmes. The second time was on Thursday, July 15, 1965 in Pick Of The Songs.

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