April 1965

Television: Top Of The Pops

The Beatles filmed an appearance for the BBC television show Top Of The Pops on this day at Riverside Studios in London. They performed two songs: Ticket To Ride and Yes It Is.

UK single release: Ticket To Ride

The first song released to the public from The Beatles’ forthcoming Help! album was the Ticket To Ride single, released as Parlophone R 5265.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles filmed an unused scene for Help! on this day. It was set in a warehouse, and also involved Superindendent Gluck (played by Patrick Cargill), seven policemen, and a dozen gang members led by Clang (Leo McKern).

Filming: Help!

Four scenes were filmed for Help! on this day, at Twickenham Film Studios in England, two of which featured The Beatles.

Filming: Help!

The pub cellar sequence for The Beatles’ second feature film, Help!, was filmed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios in England. In the scene, Ringo Starr was confronted by a tiger, “Raja, the famous Bengal man-eater”.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles completed the interior kitchen and dining restaurant scenes for the Rajahama Indian restaurant sequence in Help! on this day.

Filming: Help!

On this and the following day, The Beatles filmed the Rajahama Indian restaurant scenes for Help! at Twickenham Film Studios.

Mixing: You’re Going To Lose That Girl

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were filming at Twickenham Film Studios, a mono mix and three new stereo mixes of You’re Going To Lose That Girl was created at EMI Studios in London in an hour-long session.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles finished their first full week of filming Help! – or Eight Arms To Hold You, as it was then known – at Twickenham Film Studios, England.

Filming: Help!

Work continued on The Beatles’ second feature film, then known as Eight Arms To Hold You, at Twickenham Film Studios, England. Scenes completed during this week included the laboratory and railway station interior sequences.