April 1965

Filming: Help!

The scene in Help! in which an Asprey’s jeweller, played by Peter Copley, examines the ring stuck on Ringo Starr‘s finger, was filmed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles were once again at Twickenham Film Studios on this day, to re-shoot the scene in Help! in which a night club hand drier sucks excessively in an attempt to steal Ringo Starr‘s ring.

Filming: Help!

The unused scene for Help! featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard was completed on this morning. Prior work had taken place on 22 and 23 April.

Filming: Help!

Two scenes for Help! were filmed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios. In the first The Beatles donned disguises – including an early outing for John Lennon in granny glasses and long hair – in an airport terminal as they waited to fly to the Bahamas.

Filming: Help!

The exterior shots of the Help! scene in which The Beatles sought refuge in a London pub were filmed on this day.

Filming: Help!

Filming of the unused drama school scene for The Beatles’ Help!, featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard, continued on this day. Work on it had begun on the previous day, and it was completed on 28 April.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles were at Twickenham Film Studios on this day for a performance of the title track of their second feature film, Help!

Filming: Help!

This day saw the completion of the scene in Help! in which The Beatles visited the Scotland Yard office of police superintendent Gluck. It was filmed at Twickenham Film Studios in England.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles were at Twickenham Film Studios for work on Help! on this day.

US single release: Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride, The Beatles’ ninth Capitol Records single, was the first release from the Help! album sessions. It was issued as Capitol 5407, with Yes It Is on the b-side.

Mixing: Help!, The Night Before

Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Two songs recorded for The Beatles’ second feature film – the title track Help! and The Night Before – were mixed on this day at EMI Studios in London.

Television: Ready, Steady, Go!

The Beatles had performed on the popular ITV music show Ready, Steady, Go! on three prior occasions, but preferred not to do so again. In order to promote their Ticket To Ride single, John Lennon and George Harrison gave an interview at production company Rediffusion’s Wembley Studios.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles’ first appearance in Help! was to be a scene in which their Rolls-Royce dropped them in a residential street and they entered four adjacent terraced houses. The scene was filmed on this day at Ailsa Avenue in Twickenham, England.

Recording: Help!

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The title track of The Beatles’ second feature film and fifth UK album was recorded on this day, in an evening session taking place from 7-11.15pm.

Radio: Pop Inn

After completing the slow-motion scene in Help! at Twickenham Film Studios in the morning, The Beatles remained on site to take part in a live radio interview for the BBC show Pop Inn.

Paul McCartney buys 7 Cavendish Avenue, London

While the other Beatles were planning moves to the stockbroker belt in England’s Home Counties, Paul McCartney decided to remain in the capital city. On this day he bought a house at 7 Cavendish Avenue in St John’s Wood, London.

Filming: Help!

The slow-motion scene in Help!, in which The Beatles fall victim to Professor Foot’s relativity cadenza, was completed on this day. The sequence had been begun on the previous day.

Filming: Help!

The scene in Help! in which The Beatles were put into slow motion by Professor Foot’s relativity cadenza was filmed on this day.

Television: The Eamonn Andrews Show

Following their third appearance at the New Musical Express Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert, The Beatles were driven from Wembley to ABC’s Teddington studios to film an appearance on The Eamonn Andrews Show.

Live: NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert

The Beatles topped the bill at the 1964-65 New Musical Express Annual Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert. It was the third consecutive year they appeared at the event, held at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London.