January 30, 2015
It had been eight weeks since the Beatles had a number one single but that streak ended on August 1, 1964, when “A Hard Day’s Night” reached the top of the charts for the first of two weeks.
The film of the same name premiered July 6, 1964, to favorable reviews. The cream of high society turned out and over 10,000 people gathered around the theater.
One of the highlights of filming was George Harrison meeting Patti Boyd, his (and Eric Clapton’s) future wife, on set.
“A Hard Day’s Night” entered the BILLBOARD Hot 100 at number 21 and two weeks later it was number one.
June 9, 2011
“I’ll Cry Instead” is listed as being a part of the film, A HARD DAYS NIGHT and is even included in the soundtrack album. At the last minute It was replaced by “Can’t Buy Me Love” in the opening sequence. When the movie was reissued during 1981, “I’ll Cry Instead” was re-incerted into the film.
The Beatles had 22 songs make the Amercian singles charts during 1964. It was definately over saturation as some good material was lost or ignored.
“I’ll Cry Instead” reached number 25 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart. It’s more famous B side, “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You,” only made it to number 95.