28th January, 2016

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Eight, Days a Week

"On the ninth week of Christmas, Beatles Story gave to me, Eight Days a Week."

Eight Days a Week was written in 1964 by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The song became the first song that The Beatles took into the studio unfinished; this would later become very common for the band.

Christmas present ideas:

SatchelsCarry your life with you in a Beatles satchel.
  • Available in two styles, both in numerous designs.

Compact mirrorsA stylish compact mirror presented in a card record sleeve. A great stocking filler for any Beatles fan.

  • Available in numerous styles. Size: 7cm x 7cm.

Shopper bagsAn officially licensed Beatles 'Eco-Bag' with double sided printing. 

  • Available in numerous designs and colours.

Jigsaws and board games: Spent hours with friends and family playing The Beatles Monopoly or completing an iconic jigsaw.

Did you know:

Like the title for 'A Hard Day's Night' the phrase 'Eight Days a Week' was actually conjured up by Ringo. In 1984 Paul & Linda McCartney spoke to Playboy about Ringo coming up with the phrase: 

Linda: "Ringo also said, 'Eight days a week.'"
Paul: "Yeah, he said it as though he were an overworked chauffeur. (in heavy accent) 'Eight days a week.' (laughter) When we heard it, we said, 'Really? Bing! Got it!'"

The song may not seem as important as some of their other songs but it is in fact very important. 'Eight Days a Week' was the first song that The Beatles hadn't finished writing when they took it to the studio. This allowed The Beatles to experiment with not only their recording in a studio but their writing as well. This wasn't the last time that The Beatles did this; it became very common later in the band's recording career.

Keep up to date with our 'Twelve Weeks of Christmas' campaign on our Facebook page.




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