The Beatles’ three-day shoot on Salisbury Plain for Help! began on this day at Knighton Down in Larkhill, Wiltshire.
When they weren’t outside in the cold and windy conditions, The Beatles stayed at the Antrobus Arms in Amesbury. They arrived at the hotel on the night before the shoot began, and left on the afternoon of 6 May.
Last updated: 28 November 2022
Also on this day...
- 2022: Paul McCartney live: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
- 2018: Sir Paul donates Linda McCartney photographs to V&A museum
- 2012: Paul McCartney narrowly avoids helicopter disaster
- 1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono record Two Virgins
- 1967: Recording: Magical Mystery Tour
- 1964: Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox fly to the Virgin Islands
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.
How cold was it during the shoot? It looks as though the boys were in wintry conditions, yet it was May!
I was a warrant officer with the RA at the time. I provided the SPs for the Beatles during this period. I did not like the Beatles for they did not take time to thank my soldiers for getting up at the crack of dawn and assisting them in the making of the film. I always felt they were overrated. They were certainly not educated or nice individuals. Jack Martin, retired RSM Royal Regiment.
its bloody cold on the Plain even in Summer lol