ON THIS DAY…….
In 1964, The Beatles were filming for A Hard Day’s Night.
Following their four-day Easter break, The Beatles returned to London’s Scala Theatre to film the concert performance sequence which was billed as a “live television performance” and which marked the climax of the film.
The performance took place in front of 350 screaming fans, each of whom was paid a standard union fee for their appearance. Among them was Phil Collins, then a 13-year-old child actor, but later to find fame with Genesis and as a solo artist.
The four songs they performed were ‘Tell Me Why’, ‘I Should Have Known Better’, ‘And I Love Her’, and ‘She Loves You’.