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And I Love Her
by The Beatles
I will always remember this particular song as part of the group's film of the same year, "A Hard Day's Night". Me and my younger brother were obsessed with it, and went to see it several times. He was eight and I was ten, and I suppose we weren't exactly the most savvy film critics about right then. (It was good in its own way, but it wasn't Oscar-worthy by any stretch of the imagination. We followed this obsession together in the following year by going to see "The Sound of Music" eight times. Sad.)

I also remember that we would try to re-enact scenes from the railway carriage together - particularly parts like any of the cheeky Beatles going up and down the corridor, annoying such people as the bowler-hatted old gentleman in the compartment, and any others we could remember. Eventually though, we grew up a bit!

I know my brother, who as I said was 8 and already obsessed by music, was a short-lived fan of the Fab Four, as he was forever jumping ship towards new musical influences and ended up following much more eclectic and differently-thinking bands than myself and my friends of the same age. When I think back properly, I suppose he was actually a hard-and-fast 'prog-rocker' for much of his late teens. (He would go on as an adult to play keyboards and sing in a few minor show bands.)

Enjoy the ballad.

'The Beatles':
:: The "A Hard Day's Night" movie was called "Yeah Yeah Yeah" in Germany, "Tutti Per Uno" in Italy, "Quatre Garcons Dans Le Vent" in France, "Yeah! Yeah! Tassa tulemme!" in Finland and "Os Reis do Ie-Ie-Ie" in Brazil. ...
:: "A Hard Day's Night" was shot, edited and mixed in just four months, and Princess Margaret and her husband Lord Snowdon attended the movie's premiere at the London Pavilion on July 6th 1964. This was the eve of Ringo's 24th birthday, and the 7th anniversary of Lennon and McCartney meeting at a Liverpool garden fete after John’s former band 'The Quarrymen' had performed there. ...
:: Model and artist Pattie Boyd appeared in several scenes in the movie (she was a blond schoolgirl on the train, for example), and she fell in love with her future husband George Harrison during filming. (Pattie would then go on to be the "emotional meat" in a George Harrison/Eric Clapton sandwich, if you will!)

In #1964 :
:: 'The Beatles' made their first ever appearance in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 18th with their single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" - entering at No. 45, it went on to be a surefire No. 1. ...
:: On May 14th 1964, National Underground America Day was first observed. Thought to aid energy conservation, completely-covered homes or earth-sheltered homes were hidden by soil ("earth-bermed" homes left one side exposed). All types are said to allow for more stable temperatures within the home, and less exposure to the elements. (In the modern day across North America, approximately 6,000 people live in some form of underground architecture.) ...
:: The Egyptian munitions ship "Star of Alexandria" exploded and sank in the harbour at Annaba, Algeria, on July 23rd, killing at least twenty people and injuring at least 165 others. The cost of the incident was put at around $20 million.

US: No. 12 - Not released as a single in the UK, but itwas in some parts of Europe; in Belgium, it reached No. 10
1964 - Capitol - United Kingdom - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 21st October 2019
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For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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