Today in Beatle History
Thu, April 24th, 2014
Mon, April 24th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
Tue, April 24th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
Wed, April 24th, 1963  The Beatles appear at the Majestic Ballroom, Finsbury Park, London. About 2,000 people are in attendance for this "Mersey Beat Showcase".
Fri, April 24th, 1964  The last day of filming for The Beatles' first movie "A Hard Day's Night", at Edgehill Rd., West Ealing, London. This final bit is for Ringo's solo sequence: he drapes his coat over some puddles for a lady to cross over unmuddied, but the final puddle is not a puddle at all, but a rather large hole in the road with a workman in it. In eight weeks, The Beatles had completed filming for what would become hailed as one of the best "pop" films of all time, in addition to its being a classic comedy. In the afternoon, The Beatles celebrated with an end-of-movie party in a private hall behind The Turks Head pub. The movie would premiere in London on July 6. The BBC obtained the television rights to unused footage from the filming of "A Hard Day's Night" and produced a 28-minute documentary called "Follow the Beatles"; it is broadcast on August 3.
Sat, April 24th, 1965  Location shooting for the movie "HELP!", at Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick, London. Shooting a scene where The Beatles are walking down a narrow alley and emerge onto the Thames River towpath; they realize that they in danger from "thugs" dressed as bag-pipers and seek shelter inside the City Barge public house (where Ringo falls through a trap door and is trapped with a tiger). John, Paul, and George escape by diving through the pub's glass window front, landing in the street outside.
Thu, April 24th, 1969  A promotional film for "Get Back" is broadcast (in black and white) on UK television, on the program "Tops of the Pops".
Thu, April 24th, 1969  The lawsuit between The Beatles and Triumph Investment Trust (owners of Nemperor Holdings/NEMS Enterprises) is settled out of court.