A HARD DAYS NIGHT – BEATLES – 1964

 

NEWS
•    President Lyndon Johnson declares a “War on Poverty”.
•    Barry Goldwater ran for President.
•    John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, resigns from the space program. 
•    The New York Worlds Fair opens 
•    Plans to build the World Trade Center are announced

 

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    T.V.: “Bonanza” “Gomer Pyle” & “Bewitched”
•    MOVIES: “Bikini Beach”  “Dr. Strangelove” and “My Fair Lady” 
•    Beatles got a Grammy as “Best New Artists” in 1964. They also made 3 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show that year, and had 6 songs topping the charts.
•    The “Pony” car hit the streets, but its official name was the Ford Mustang.
•    Miniskirts & topless bathing suits were the rage!
•    Jayne Mansfield, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, were the heartthrobs.
•    Robert Moog develops his first electronic music synthesizer. 
•    The Sharpie marker was introduced. 

 

DEAD
•    Sam Cooke (born Samuel Cook on January 22, 1931 – died December 11, 1964) Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel, told police that she shot and killed Cooke in self-defense because he had threatened her.
•    Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British author and journalist. Created the character of James Bond and chronicling Bond’s adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories.

 

#1@1
•    This is the title track from the third studio album by The Beatles. 
•    This is the first Beatles album to be recorded entirely on four-track tape, allowing for good stereo mixes. 
•    The song’s title originated from something said by Ringo Starr.  It was an off-the-cuff remark by Ringo, a malapropisms or  Ringo-ism, where he said it not to be funny… just said it.  
•    It would also be the title of their first movie describing a couple of days in the lives of the group.   
•    This song was ranked number 153 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”
•    Here are The Beatles and “A Hard Days Night” your Number 1 @1 from August 1964.

 

 


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