July 1965

World première of Help!

The Beatles’ second film Help! had its royal première at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, London.

Ringo Starr buys Sunny Heights, Weybridge

Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen Starkey bought their first home on this day. Sunny Heights was a large mock Tudor house in Weybridge, Surrey, less than a mile from John Lennon‘s house Kenwood.

UK single release: Help!

The Beatles’ 10th Parlophone single was released just before the world première of their second feature film, also called Help!.

US single release: Help!

The Beatles’ 10th Capitol Records single was released just before the world premiere of their second feature film.

Travel: Barcelona to London

The Beatles flew back to England from Barcelona in Spain on this morning, following their nine-date 1965 European Tour.

Live: Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain

The Beatles performed just once concert in Madrid in Spain. It took place at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the city’s bullring, where Brian Epstein had watched a bullfight on the previous day.

Travel: Nice to Madrid

The day after their concert at the Palais des Expositions in Nice, France, The Beatles flew to Madrid in Spain.