1965

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.

Filming: Help!

The scene in Help! in which an Asprey’s jeweller, played by Peter Copley, examines the ring stuck on Ringo Starr‘s finger, was filmed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles were once again at Twickenham Film Studios on this day, to re-shoot the scene in Help! in which a night club hand drier sucks excessively in an attempt to steal Ringo Starr‘s ring.

Filming: Help!

The unused scene for Help! featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard was completed on this morning. Prior work had taken place on 22 and 23 April.

Filming: Help!

Two scenes for Help! were filmed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios. In the first The Beatles donned disguises – including an early outing for John Lennon in granny glasses and long hair – in an airport terminal as they waited to fly to the Bahamas.

Filming: Help!

The exterior shots of the Help! scene in which The Beatles sought refuge in a London pub were filmed on this day.

Filming: Help!

Filming of the unused drama school scene for The Beatles’ Help!, featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard, continued on this day. Work on it had begun on the previous day, and it was completed on 28 April.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles were at Twickenham Film Studios on this day for a performance of the title track of their second feature film, Help!

Filming: Help!

This day saw the completion of the scene in Help! in which The Beatles visited the Scotland Yard office of police superintendent Gluck. It was filmed at Twickenham Film Studios in England.

Filming: Help!

The Beatles were at Twickenham Film Studios for work on Help! on this day.

US single release: Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride, The Beatles’ ninth Capitol Records single, was the first release from the Help! album sessions. It was issued as Capitol 5407, with Yes It Is on the b-side.

Mixing: Help!, The Night Before

Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Two songs recorded for The Beatles’ second feature film – the title track Help! and The Night Before – were mixed on this day at EMI Studios in London.

Television: Ready, Steady, Go!

The Beatles had performed on the popular ITV music show Ready, Steady, Go! on three prior occasions, but preferred not to do so again. In order to promote their Ticket To Ride single, John Lennon and George Harrison gave an interview at production company Rediffusion’s Wembley Studios.