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1965, February

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 28, 1965 (Sunday)

The Beatles filmed on Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island, returning there the next day to shoot at a French gourmet restaurant called Cafe Martinique.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 27, 1965 (Saturday)

The Beatles worked both days of the weekend while in the Bahamas which were spent shooting on Balmoral Island, including a sequence miming to "Another Girl".

Meanwhile........

Top 20 Song Chart for February 27, 1965

Eight Days A Week by The Beatles leaps from number 6 to hit number one this week....

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 26, 1965 (Friday)

Today was an especially busy day. Ringo was filming at the yacht basin and in front of the Post Office on Bay Street, George and Ringo at the kapok tree-house in the gardens of the Royal Victoria Hotel, and John running out of the public library shouting "Ringo!" (Non-Beatles action also took place ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 25, 1965 (Thursday)

Today the four filmed again (Help!) on Interfield Road, Ringo and John were filmed at the nearby stadium of the Bahamas Softball Association, and Paul only was filmed at some lime quarry caves.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 24, 1965 (Wednesday)

The Beatles had their first full day of shooting (Help!), adhering to an 8:30 am to 5:30 pm schedule which, approximately, was maintained each day. They were filmed for the first of several occasions cycling around on Interfield Road, near the airport.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 23, 1965 (Tuesday)

Although today was intended as a rest day following their trip from London to New Providence Island in the Bahamas, The Beatles began filming their second feature film on this day.

Filming began in the afternoon. Firstly, in an unused scene Ringo Starr listened to conch shells in the docks near Ma...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 22, 1965 (Monday)

The Beatles flew into the Bahamas to shoot their next film, Help! A Hard Day's Night had been shot in black and white, under dull skies and in drab London-area locations like Gatwick, Notting Hill Gate, Hammersmith and West Ealing. Help! (though it didn't have this title yet) was filmed in color on ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 21, 1965 (Sunday)

The Beatles get ready to shoot their 2nd film, Help!

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 20, 1965 (Saturday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

There being so few Beatles/EMI recordings remaining unreleased, it's somewhat bizarre that inside three days the group should tape two songs destined for such a fate, for with "If You've Got Trouble" scarcely yet a painful memory, another Lennon-McCartney song begun ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 19, 1965 (Friday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

John's "You're Going To Lose That Girl" was recorded from start to finish in a single afternoon session, 3:30-6:20 pm, with two basic takes and overdubs. A later attempt to improve the song was abandoned and never used, and the Help! soundtrack album featured the Feb...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 18, 1965 (Thursday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

This full day's work at Abbey Road began quietly with a 10:00am - 1:00 pm mono mix session for "Ticket To Ride", "Another Girl", "I Need You", and "Yes It Is". Between 3:30 and 5:15 pm, the Beatles began and completed, in nine all-acoustic takes, John's Bob Dylan-inf...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 17, 1965 (Wednesday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

The recording of two more songs for the film soundtrack, Paul's "The Night Before" and George's "You Like Me Too Much", although the latter was later relegated to the non-soundtrack side of the HELP! album. "The Night Before" was taped and completed in two takes from...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 16, 1965 (Tuesday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

This second of six consecutive days of EMI began with a 2:30-5:00 pm session that saw "I Need You" and then "Another Girl" completed wit the overdubbing of George's vocal, cowbell and tone-pedal guitar onto "I Need You" and guitar onto "Another Girl".

The Beatles sp...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 15, 1965 (Monday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Another year, another film, another set of recording sessions, and yet more furious industry. Work this day began at 2:30 pm with the recording of two takes of John's "Ticket To Ride", and the song was completed and ready for mixing by 5:45. Released as the A-side of...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 14, 1965 (Sunday)

Valentine's Day, but no Beatle's performances.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 13, 1965 (Saturday)

No events occurred today

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 12, 1965 (Friday)

Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were married on February 11th 1965. News of their quiet honeymoon in Sussex somehow leaked to the press, and the newlywed couple awoke the next morning to reporters, film crews, and flashbulbs. Ringo was disappointed at the sudden lack of privacy but still granted brief i...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 11, 1965 (Thursday)

Ringo Starr, 24, marries his hometown girlfriend Maureen Cox, 18. They were married in a civil ceremony at London's Caxton Register Hall under their legal names, Richard Starkey and Mary Guy. They slipped away in a limousine for a four day honeymoon in the South Coast resort town of Hove. Ringo and ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 10, 1965 (Wednesday)

Ringo Starr, on the eve of his honeymoon. Twenty-two days after he proposed to her in the Ad Lib Club, London, Ringo Starr is about to be married to Maureen Cox.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 9, 1965 (Tuesday)

No events occurred today

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 8, 1965 (Monday)

Home From St. Moritz

February 8, 1965 - John and Cynthia Lennon, followed by George Martin and his fiancee Judy Lockhart-Smith, at Heathrow Airport arriving home from their ski holiday in St. Moritz. Brian Epstein was there to meet them and commented: “John’s skiing went very well. He was a beginne...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 7, 1965 (Sunday)

Beatles taking a day off

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 6, 1965 (Saturday)

No Events occurred today

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 5, 1965 (Friday)

The Beatles' records in Japan were released on the Odeon label, owned by Toshiba. The LPs, singles and EPs were initially released on both red and black vinyl, with the red variants reportedly offering particularly good sound quality. They are particularly sought-after by audiophiles, and are consid...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 4, 1965 (Thursday)

No events occurred today

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 3, 1965 (Wednesday)

No performances today

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 2, 1965 (Tuesday)

Another day of rest for "The Beatles"

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: February 1, 1965 (Monday)

No events occurred today.

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