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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 20, 1965 (Thursday)-

Lennon’s at the Cannes Film Festival

May 20, 1965 - John and Cynthia walked hand-in-hand across the tarmac at London’s Heathrow airport accompanied by director Richard Lester to board their flight to the south of France to attend the annual Cannes Film Festival. Richard Lester’s new film, The Knack and How To Get It, was in competition at Cannes (and won the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film award). John & Cynthia socialized with actor Michael Caine, whose new film The Ipcress File, was also in competition at Cannes. John and Cynthia rarely danced in public - but Cannes was one of those rare happy occasions!

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 19, 1965 (Wednesday)-

The number one song in the US on May 16, 1965 was Ticket to Ride by The Beatles.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 18, 1965 (Tuesday)-

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

A great deal of post-sync work was required of the Beatles during post-production of Help!, overdubbing speech (clear as well as plenty of incoherent muttering and "ho-hos"). For the sequence (shot May 9th) in which John and Ringo were filmed on their way to a post-box they even overdubbed an extract from "I Sat Belonely", one of the pieces in John's first book In His Own Write.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 17, 1965 (Monday)-

The Beatles are taking a break.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 16, 1965 (Sunday)-

The number one song in the US on May 16, 1965 was Ticket to Ride by The Beatles.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 15, 1965 (Saturday)-

The Beatles are taking a break

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 14, 1965 (Friday)-

Resting after the filming of "Help!"

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 13, 1965 (Thursday)-

Filming is completed for Help! and the Beatles get a little break.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 12, 1965 (Wednesday)-

The film crew wraps up work on "Help!" The movie has its world premiere in London in July.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 11, 1965 (Tuesday)-

Cliveden House, Cliveden, Maidenhead

Not only the conclusion of filming at Cliveden but also the last shooting done by the Beatles for their second film. The unit concluded filming the following day, May 12, with location shots all over London for which the Beatles' presence was not required.

At one point during their two days at Cliveden, the Beatles were challenged to a relay running-race around part of the splendid gardens. The contest was filmed with an 8mm home-movie camera by a member of the Help! film crew and the footage still exists. They competed against three other teams from the unit-the electricians, the carpenters and the camera operators - and each team had six runners, the Beatles augmented by Neil Aspinall and their chauffer Alf Bicknell. (To the surprise of many, because they were considered unfit, the Beatles' team won the race).

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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