UK single release: Ticket To Ride

The first song released to the public from The Beatles’ forthcoming Help! album was the ‘Ticket To Ride’ single, released as Parlophone R 5265.

Ticket To Ride single – United KingdomThe b-side was ‘Yes It Is’, John Lennon’s attempt to rewrite his earlier ‘This Boy’.

The single entered the UK charts on 15 April. The following week reached number one, where it remained for three weeks. In all it spent 12 weeks in the hit parade.

Ticket To Ride was released on 19 April 1965 in the United States.

Last updated: 9 April 2012
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