Happy Holidays and Gold Records!
On July 24, 2014, the Recording Industry Association of America (the “RIAA”) added four singles and one album to its list of Beatles records that have been certified gold. Beatlefan contacted Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer in hopes of learning the story behind these new certifications.
The Beatles began well-deserved vacations on May 2, 1964.
Having completed the filming of their first movie, the Beatles were once again busy with concerts and television appearances.
Filming of the Beatles first movie was completed during the week of April 20 – 24, 1964.
Work on the Beatles first film resumed at Twickenham Film Studios on Monday, April 13.
Work on the Beatles first film at Twickenham continued on April 6 and 7, 1964, with the shooting of the make-up room scenes and the police station scenes.
Nowhere was the Beatles dominance of American radio and the American record industry more evident than in the April 4, 1964, issue of Billboard magazine.
In America, Vee-Jay Records continued with its release of “new” Beatles product
The Beatles sixth U.K. single and first U.K. single for 1964, Can’t Buy Me Love b/w You Can’t Do That, was released on March 20, 1964.
The Beatles spent the week of March 9, 1964, being filmed for their first movie.
Filming began for the Beatles first movie on Monday, March 2, 1964, and continued non-stop through the following Friday.
The Beatles returned to Abbey Road Studios on Tuesday, February 25, 1964, to begin recording songs for their upcoming film and next album.
The Beatles spent the week of February 17, 1963, relaxing in Miami Beach.
The Beatles began the week of February 10, 1964, with a series of press conferences at the Plaza Hotel.
The Beatles began the week of February 3, 1964, finishing off their three-week engagement at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.
The Beatles spent the week of January 27, 1964, continuing with their three-week engagement at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.
The Beatles spent the week of January 20, 1964, continuing with their three-week engagement at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.
On the 50th anniversary of the arrival of The Beatles in the United States, Beatles historian Bruce Spizer talks about their historic first trip here and the evolution of Beatlemania.
The opening show on Wednesday, January 16, did not go well for the Beatles.