February 1965

Filming: Help!, the Bahamas

The Beatles filmed scenes on Cabbage Beach, a two-mile stretch of sand on the northern side of Paradise Island in the Bahamas, on this day.

Filming: Help!, the Bahamas

On the fifth day of filming Help! in the Bahamas, The Beatles appeared in scenes on Balmoral Island, including the famous sequence for Another Girl.

Filming: Help!, the Bahamas

The Beatles filmed a number of scenes for Help! in the Bahamas on this day, in a shoot lasting from 8.30am-5.30pm on New Providence Island.

Filming: Help!, the Bahamas

The third day of filming for The Beatles’ Help! involved a return to Interfield Road in Nassau, New Providence Island, where they had appeared before the cameras the previous day. They filmed a number of scenes in the area between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

Filming: Help!, the Bahamas

The Beatles had their full day of filming for their second feature film Help!, beginning the 8.30am-5.30pm schedule that was maintained throughout their two-week Bahamanian shoot.

Recording: You’re Going To Lose That Girl

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The fifth recording session for the Help! album saw the first stages of John Lennon‘s song You’re Going To Lose That Girl.

Northern Songs is floated on the stock exchange

The Beatles’ song publishing company, Northern Songs, was floated on the stock exchange on this day. Previously co-owned by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Brian Epstein and Dick James, it was restructured with 1,170,000 of the company’s five million shares made available to the public.

Recording: The Night Before, You Like Me Too Much

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The third studio session for the Help! album involved work on two songs: The Night Before and You Like Me Too Much.

Recording: I Need You, Another Girl, Yes It Is

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles’ second recording session of 1965 involved work on two songs for the Help! album, plus the completion of Yes It Is, the b-side for the Ticket To Ride single.

Recording: Ticket To Ride, Another Girl, I Need You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Work began on The Beatles fifth UK album, Help!, on this day. Three songs were recorded over two sessions lasting from 2.30-5.45 and 7-10.30pm.

John Lennon passes his driving test

Prior to the first recording session for Help! that afternoon, John Lennon passed his driving test in Weybridge, the town where he lived.

Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

Twenty-two days after he proposed to her in the Ad Lib Club, London, Ringo Starr married Maureen Cox at the city’s Caxton Hall Register Office.