April 14th – A Busy Day for the Beatles

April 14th was a busy day for the Beatles over the years. Here are some of the highlights:


the Beatles film an appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars at Teddington Studios. They are met at the studios by Rolling Stones manager, Giorgio Gomelsky. who took them to nearby Richmond to see the Rolling Stones perform at the Crawdaddy Club. The Beatles later go back for a party to the Rolling Stones flat in Edith Grove. Mick Jagger remembers this when we inducted the Beatles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



The Beatles are in Ailsa Avenue, Twickenham, to film a scene for their second film, Help! The street is located near to Twickenham Film Studios, where the bulk of the film was made. Ringo Starr entered number five, John Lennon went into number seven, Paul McCartney number nine and George Harrison number 11.

Word went out rapidly that the Beatles were filming in the street, and and large group of fans quickly gathered to watch their heroes in action.

A number of other street scenes were also filmed on this day at Ailsa Avenue. The interior scenes in the houses, which turned out to be an extensive living area, were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios.


The Beatles record ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Rain’ in Studio 2 at EMI at Abbey Road.


John Lennon and Paul McCartney record The Ballad of John and Yoko at EMI Studios, Abbey Road.

John plays lead guitar and Paul drums, as George and Ringo were both unavailable.

The Ballad of John and Yoko was the Beatles final number one single in the UK


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