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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 30, 1965 (Friday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Shooting of the scene with Asprey's jeweller (Peter Copley), who examines and then unsuccessfully attempts to remove Ringo's ring. Also filmed this day was the "Attempt Number One" to rid Ringo of his ring, he and John riding in a lift which sudde...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 29, 1965 (Thursday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

A re-shooting of the nightclub bathroom scene, in which a hot-air hand-drier sucks rather than blows, tampered with by Clang's "thugs" no doubt, in yet another attempt to wrest the sacrificial ring from Ringo's finger. It was first filmed on April...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 28, 1965 (Wednesday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Filming of the drama-school sequence with the Beatles, Frankie Howerd, Wendy Richard, Leo McKern and Eleanor Bron was completed during the morning, the best part of two working days having been spent on a scene which ended up on the cutting room f...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 27, 1965 (Tuesday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

One of the most remarkable scenes in "HELP!" was that in which, heavily disguised, the Beatles are seen at an airport terminal (actually a film set, shot this day), prior to flying out to the Bahamas. It was remarkable because, as the years passed...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 26, 1965 (Monday)

In between filming today

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 25, 1965 (Sunday)
The #1 song on the UK Singles Chart on April 25, 1965
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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 24, 1965 (Saturday)

City Barge, Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick, London

The Beatles went out on location this day, shooting the sequence that precedes the one in which Ringo is trapped in a cellar with a man-eating tiger (shot April 7th). They filmed in the tiny Chiswick hamlet of Strand-on-the-Green, walking down the n...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 23, 1965 (Friday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

More filming of the drama-school sequence with Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard. Clang and Ahme joined the sequence this time.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 22, 1965 (Thursday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

One of the first sequences in "Help!" has the Beatles performing the title song in what is supposed to be a television appearance (hence the black and white footage: British TV did not begin color transmissions until December 1967). It was also sh...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 21, 1965 (Wednesday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Filming of the scene, supposedly set inside Scotland Yard, in which the Beatles visit the office of Superintendent Gluck.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 20, 1965 (Tuesday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

The resumption of shooting after the Easter break. Among the scenes shot today was the one in which a "thug" attempts to remove Ringo's "Sacrificifial Ring" as he puts his hand into a mailbox to post a letter. (The location element of this sequenc...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 19, 1965 (Monday)

Ticket To Ride, The Beatles' ninth Capitol Records single, was the first release from the Help! album sessions. It was issued as Capitol 5407, with Yes It Is on the b-side.

The single spent a week at number one in the Hot 100. The label stated that it was from the forthcoming United Artists releas...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 18, 1965 (Sunday)

Room 65, EMI Studios, London

An early mono mix of "Help!" and stereo mixes of this and also "The Night Before", made between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm. (Help! would be done again in both mono and stereo on June 18th)

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 17, 1965 (Saturday)


Saturday Brian goes to Spain on vacation and...

Top #5 songs in the USA

  • The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
  • Freddie and the Dreamers - I'm Telling You Now
  • Wayne Fontana - Game Of Love
  • Herman's Hermits - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
  • Petula Clark - I Know A Place

Top #5 songs in the U...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 16, 1965 (Friday)

Studio One, Wembley Studios, Wembley

An appearance on Rediffusion's Ready, Steady, Go! was still one of the best ways for an artist/group to promote the release of a new single. The problem was, the Beatles would no longer appear live on the program and they would no longer pre-tape (as they had do...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 15, 1965 (Thursday)

Appearance on BBC's `Top Of The Pops'.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 14, 1965 (Wednesday)

Alisa Ave. St. Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex

The first time the Beatles are seen in "Help!" is when their Rolls Royce pulls up in a suburban residential street, they get out and proceed to enter four adjacent terraced houses here in Ailsa Avenue (located not far from the studio) - Ringo in numb...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 13, 1965 (Tuesday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham and Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

In the morning the Beatles completed shooting the "Relativity Cadenza" scene begun the previous day. They weren't required at Twickenham for the rest of the day, however, with studio and location shots involving...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 12, 1965 (Monday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Shooting of the scene, supposedly set inside Buckingham Palace, in which the Beatles, running along a corridor, are triggered into slow motion by Professor Foot's "Relativity Cadenza".

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 11, 1965 (Sunday)

Empire Pool, Wembley and Studio One, Teddington Studio Centre, Teddington

An appearance in the New Musical Express 1964-65 Annual Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert, the Beatle's third consecutive contribution to this afternoon show presented by the weekly pop paper. In front of a 10,000 audience they ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 10, 1965 (Saturday)

Studio Two, Riverside Studios, London

With a new single out, another Top Of The Pops television appearance was necessary, and for the last time the group went into BBC studios and shot a mimed performance exclusively for TOTP screening. Video-taping (including rehearsals) took place from 1:30 pm an...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 9, 1965 (Friday)

Another unused scene was shot today, set in a warehouse interior with the four Beatles, Superintendent Gluck (Patrick Cargill), seven of his policemen and 12 "thugs" belonging to Clang (Leo McKern).

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 8, 1965 (Thursday)

Four sequences were filmed, only two involving the Beatles, all four of the group took part in a washroom sequence, in which havoc was wreaked by an excessive hot-air hand-drier and then Ringo shot a solo sequence in a bathroom, not in the finished film.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicles - ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 7, 1965 (Wednesday)

Today the Beatles filmed the "Pub Cellar" sequence, in which Ringo, having fallen through a trap door, is confronted by "Raja, the famous Bengal maneater".

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 6, 1965 (Tuesday)

During a break in filming today, the Beatles received a "Bell" award from Radio Caroline, presented to them by disc-jockey Simon Dee and filmed by newsreel cameras, and Dee also took the opportunity to interview the Beatles for a broadcast on the Pirate airwaves.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 5, 1965 (Monday)

The first couple of days this week were spent shooting the interior dining area and kitchen sections of the "Rajahama" restaurant sequence, all on a set built at Twickenham.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 4, 1965 (Sunday)

April 4, 1965: The title “Help!” is confirmed for the Beatles’ second movie.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 3, 1965 (Saturday)

Today the Beatles took a break from filming "Help".

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 2, 1965 (Friday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

While the Beatles were filming at Twickenham George Martin was working at Abbey Road (10:00-11:00 am) producing a stereo mix of "You're Going To Lose That Girl" that incorporated the March 30th overdub. It was never used.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 1, 1965 (Thursday)

More shooting of "Help" for "Eight Arms To Hold You"

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