UK single release: Help!

9.00am, Friday 23 July 1965 (48 years ago)

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

Help! single - United KingdomThe Help! single was issued as Parlophone R 5305, with the b-side I’m Down. Help! was here issued with a slightly different lead vocal from that on the album of the same name.

It entered the UK charts on 29 July, and from 5 August spent three weeks at number one. In all it spent 14 weeks in the charts.

In 1965 the single retailed at six shillings and eight pence.

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