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Recording: It’s Only Love

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded John Lennon‘s song It’s Only Love in six takes on this day, for the non-soundtrack side of the Help! album.

Mixing: I Want To Hold Your Hand

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Norman Smith Balance engineer Norman Smith created a new stereo mix of I Want To Hold Your Hand in a half-hour studio session beginning at 10am.

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.

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.

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.

Recording: Help!

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The title track of The Beatles’ second feature film and fifth UK album was recorded on this day, in an evening session taking place from 7-11.15pm.

Mixing: You’re Going To Lose That Girl

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were filming at Twickenham Film Studios, a mono mix and three new stereo mixes of You’re Going To Lose That Girl was created at EMI Studios in London in an hour-long session.

Mixing: Ticket To Ride

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were filming in Obertauern, Austria, in London a new mono mix of Ticket To Ride was created at EMI Studios in London.

Recording: You’re Going To Lose That Girl

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The fifth recording session for the Help! album saw the first stages of John Lennon‘s song You’re Going To Lose That Girl.

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.