April 28th: On This Day

On this day in 1964, The Beatles recorded the TV special Around The Beatles at Wembley studios England. The special was shown internationally on May 6th of the same year, and in the US on November 15th.

The show opened with a rendition of “play within a play” from “A Midsummer Nights Dream”. Paul McCartney played Pyramus, John Lennon as his lover Thisbe, George Harrison as Moonshine, and Ringo Starr as Lion.

The Beatles would also perform multiple songs including “Twist and Shout”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, and a medley of “Love Me Do/Please Please Me/From Me to You/She Loves You/I Want to Hold Your Hand”.

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