1965

Northern Songs is floated on the stock exchange

The Beatles’ song publishing company, Northern Songs, was floated on the stock exchange on this day. Previously co-owned by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Brian Epstein and Dick James, it was restructured with 1,170,000 of the company’s five million shares made available to the public.

Recording: The Night Before, You Like Me Too Much

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The third studio session for the Help! album involved work on two songs: The Night Before and You Like Me Too Much.

Recording: I Need You, Another Girl, Yes It Is

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles’ second recording session of 1965 involved work on two songs for the Help! album, plus the completion of Yes It Is, the b-side for the Ticket To Ride single.

Recording: Ticket To Ride, Another Girl, I Need You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Work began on The Beatles fifth UK album, Help!, on this day. Three songs were recorded over two sessions lasting from 2.30-5.45 and 7-10.30pm.

John Lennon passes his driving test

Prior to the first recording session for Help! that afternoon, John Lennon passed his driving test in Weybridge, the town where he lived.

Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

Twenty-two days after he proposed to her in the Ad Lib Club, London, Ringo Starr married Maureen Cox at the city’s Caxton Hall Register Office.

US EP release: 4 By The Beatles

Capitol Records released their second and final Beatles EP on this day. 4 By The Beatles had the catalogue number Capitol R-5365, and was released only in mono.

Ringo Starr is photographed by Richard Avedon

Ringo Starr had his portrait taken by US photographer Richard Avedon. The shoot took place at a photographic studio in a penthouse in Thompson House, 200 Gray’s Inn Road, London.

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the 19th and penultimate night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the 18th night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the 17th night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the 16th night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the 15th night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. No performances took place on 3 and 10 January.