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The Beatles on this Day 24.4.


  • John and Paul perform as a duet at Caversham, Berkshire, calling themselves the Nerk Twins.


  • Brian arrives in Hamburg to attend a course in record retailing management, run by Deutsche Grammophon.


  • 'Please Please Me' LP, 5th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
  • Performance at the Majestic Ballroom, Finsbury Park, London ('Mersey Beat Showcase' banner).


  • Morning. 1 Lakeside, Edgehill Road, West Ealing, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night'. Ringo and woman by a manhole. Last sequence shot for film.
    Winchester Hall, Turks Head, St Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex. The Beatles celebrate completion of 'A Hard Day's Night' shooting.


  • The City Barge, London. Shooting for 'Help!'.
  • 'Eight Days A Week', 9th and last week in the Top 40 (Billboard).


  • US single release: 'Love In The Open Air'.
  • 1st evening of Donovan performances at the Saville Theatre.
  • Jeff Beck signs an agency deal with NEMS Enterprises.


  • Clive and Queenie Epstein sell their Nemperor Holdings shares to Triumph Investment Trust. Paul and John make a counter-offer for Northern Songs Ltd.


  • US LP release: 'Sentimental Journey'.


  • Spanish police retains John and Yoko in Palma de Mallorca, after Anthony Cox's accusation that they are trying to kidnap Kyoko, after Cox has recovered her.
  • 'What Is Life', 8th and last week in the Top 40 (Billboard).
    'Another Day', 2nd week in the Top 40 (Billboard).
    'Power To The People', 3rd week in the Top 40 (Billboard).


  • US single release: 'Woman Is The Nigger Of The World'/'Sisters, O Sisters'.
  • John and Elephant's Memory Band appear on the 'Dick Cavett Show', to launch 'Woman Is The Nigger Of The World'/'Sisters, O Sisters'.
    After the show, John declares in an interview that he is being followed by agents of the US government and that his phone is tapped.


  • 'Silly Love Songs', 2nd week in the Top 40 (Billboard).


  • 'The Beatles' Movie Medley', 3rd week in the Top 40 (Billboard).


  • The 'Club Beatlemaniaco de El Salvador' (Beatlemaniac Club of El Salvador) is founded in San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Paul concert at the Superdome, New Orleans (The New World Tour).


  • UK book release: 'Abbey Road. The Book'.
    Launch party in Studio Two. Guests, among others: George Martin, Geoff Emerick, Martin Benge, Mark Lewisohn, Ken Townsend, Chris Perry, Rupert Perry, Peter Vince, Allan Rouse.