The second day of location filming on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire involved work on several scenes for Help!, The Beatles’ second feature film.
The mimed performance of George Harrison’s ‘I Need You’ was among the scenes filmed during this time. Also on hand were troops from 3 Division, Royal Artillery, who were on exercises there at the time. The army also allowed their tanks and other equipment to appear in the film.
Last updated: 13 July 2022
Also on this day...
- 2018: Sir Paul McCartney is made a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: Estadio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- 1999: Recording: All Shook Up by Paul McCartney
- 1977: US album release: The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl
- 1973: UK album release: Red Rose Speedway by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1969: Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Paul McCartney attend a wrap party for The Magic Christian
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono buy Tittenhurst Park
- 1967: Mixing: Magical Mystery Tour
- 1964: John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to Tahiti
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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When the Beatles came to Salisbury Plains to make the film help.They were allowed to make use of my Selfe Propeled Guns.I would get my Soldiers up at 4 AM in order to get the SpS to the Beatles.The Beatles never said thank you to my Soldiers for getting ap that early.I was pissed with the Beatles and they knew it. Retired RSM Royal Regiment of Artillery