US single release: A Hard Day's Night

The Beatles' released A Hard Day's Night (single) in the US on July 13th 1964. The single and film were released three days earlier in the UK on July 10th. A Hard Day's Night spent two weeks at the top of the US charts and featured the B-side I Should Have Known Better.

The Beatles' photo session for 'A Hard Day's Night', 1964. 

The Beatles' photo session for 'A Hard Day's Night', 1964. 

'A Hard Day's Night' US single sleeve, 1964. 

'A Hard Day's Night' US single sleeve, 1964. 

Personnel:

  1. John Lennon – double-tracked vocal (verses), electric and acoustic rhythm guitars
  2. Paul McCartney – double-tracked vocal (middle-eight), harmony vocalbass
  3. George Harrison – twelve-string lead guitar
  4. Ringo Starr – drumsbongoscowbell
  5. George Martin – piano