A Year With The Beatles

Episode 3 - A Hard Day’s Night

April 3, 2016

In the third month of our year with the Beatles, Graeme Burk and Rob Jones are talking with Shannon Dohar about A Hard Day's Night, which is the four lads' first album with all original songs as well as the tie-in to their first feature film. There's a small dispute about whether the album innovates, a discussion of Lennon-McCartney's growth as lyricists, a discussion of surprising songs and much more.

For extra-credit homework, Graeme, Rob and Shannon all watched the 1963 film A Hard Day's Night and marvelled at the band's adeptness with film comedy and the uncommonly good script by Alun Owen and discussed whether this film laid the groundwork for the band's eventual demise.