The pub cellar sequence for The Beatles’ second feature film, Help!, was filmed on 7 April 1965 at Twickenham Film Studios in England. In the scene, Ringo Starr was confronted by a tiger, “Raja, the famous Bengal man-eater”.
Meanwhile, NEMS Enterprises, The Beatles’ management company run by Brian Epstein, announced that Ringo and his wife Maureen were expecting their first child. Zak Starkey was born on 13 September 1965.
Last updated: 25 November 2022
Also on this day...
- 2009: The Beatles’ remastered CDs to be released on 09/09/09
- 1969: Mixing: Get Back, Don’t Let Me Down
- 1967: Mixing: Sgt Pepper crossfades, With A Little Help From My Friends, Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Fixing A Hole, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- 1967: Paul McCartney films Jane Asher in Denver, and has the idea for Magical Mystery Tour
- 1966: Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows, Got To Get You Into My Life
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Savoy Ballroom, Southsea, Portsmouth
- 1962: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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I understand that was a live scene sigh Ringo and the tiger and that said tiger’s trainer was nearby with a dart rifle in case tiger charged. What was Richard Lester thinking? Better still, what was going through Ringo’s mind. I don’t think I would ever want to do another movie with Lester.