Phil Collins Was An Extra In The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night” Movie

On March 31, 1964, The Beatles performed/lip-synced in front of a live studio audience of 350 screaming fans at The Scala Theatre in the London Borough of Camden. The scene John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr were filming was for the closing segment of their film debut “A Hard Days Night”.

The Beatles A Hard Days Night Concert Scala Theatre March 31, 1964 Phil Collins

The “fans” that were there that night were each paid a standard union fee for their appearance and among them was Phil Collins, then a 13-year-old child actor who years later found fame with the band Genesis and as a solo artist.

Scala Theatre The Beatles A Hard Days Night Phil Collins 1964

The Beatles A Hard Days Night Phil Collins Extra

Here is a screen cap of little Phillip Collins in the crowd…

Phil Collins Extra A Hard Days Night Movie 1964

Collins can barely be seen in the film but he was later asked to add commentary to the DVD release “You Can’t Do That: The Making of A Hard Days Night“.

Here’s what Collins had to say about being there in the middle of Beatlemania!!!

Collins would later pay tribute to his childhood hero’s The Beatles on the album covers of Genesis 3X3 and Land Of Confusion.  Click below to check it out…

Genesis 3X3 E.P. The Beatles Twist And Shout Album Covers

Genesis Paid Tribute To The Beatles On The Album Cover Of Land of Confusion & 3X3


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