May 1965

John Lennon is interviewed in Cannes

In May 1965 John Lennon and his wife Cynthia made a brief trip to Cannes in France to attend the film festival. He was interviewed on this day by reporter Martin Ogronsky for CBS TV’s The Merv Griffin Show.

Recording: post-sync work for Help!

Although The Beatles had finished filming Help! on 11 May 1965, they returned to Twickenham Film Studios on this day to record post-sync work for the audio track.

Filming: Help!

This was The Beatles’ second day of filming at Cliveden House, a 19th century stately home in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Recording, mixing: Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bad Boy

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded two Larry Williams songs on this evening, both of which were initially intended for Capitol Records, their label in North America. Dizzy Miss Lizzy and Bad Boy had been in the group’s live set since their Cavern Club days.

Filming: Help!

This was the first of a two-day shoot at Cliveden House in Maidenhead, Berkshire, a sumptuous stately home dating from the 19th century.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles filmed a number of scenes for Help! on this day, in London and St Margaret’s, Twickenham.

Filming: Help!

Following their three-day shoot on Salisbury Plain for Help!, The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios, where much of the film had previously been completed.

Filming: Help!

This was the last day of The Beatles’ three-day shoot for Help! on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

Filming: Help!

The second day of location filming on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire involved work on several scenes for Help!, The Beatles’ second feature film.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles’ three-day shoot on Salisbury Plain began on this day at Knighton Down in Larkhill, Wiltshire.