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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 23, 1965 (Thursday)

The Beatles "Help!" is still the number ONE song!

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 22, 1965 (Wednesday)

Going Home

September 22, 1965 - Nine-day-old Zak Starkey leaving Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital with his parents and nurse Marion Bramwell en route to his London home at 34 Montagu Square for the first time.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 21, 1965 (Tuesday)

A show called `Brian Epstein's Evening of Popular Music' is presented at the Commonwealth Arts Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London. The Moody Blues are in the bill, being their first major engagement since Brian is their manager. The concert is presented as `Pop From Britain'. The compere is Brian Matthew.

Meanwhile, "Help!" is still Number 1.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 20, 1965 (Monday)

Top #5 songs in the USA

  • The Beatles – Help!
  • The McCoys – Hang on Sloopy
  • Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction
  • Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
  • We Five – You were on my mind

Top #5 songs in the UK

  • The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  • Sonny & Cher – I Got you Babe
  • The Walker Brothers – Make it easy on yourself
  • Ken Dodd – Tears
  • Horst Jankowski – Walk in the Black Forest
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 19, 1965 (Sunday)

The Beatles enjoying their six-week break.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 18, 1965 (Saturday)

September 18, 1965 ...... that special week of September people in US were listening to Help! by The Beatles.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 17, 1965 (Friday)
Still going strong.................The #1 song in the US on September 17, 1965
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 16, 1965 (Thursday)

Ringo and Zak!

September 16, 1965 - New dad Ringo holding his adorable three-day-old son Zak in his wife Maureen’s private room at London’s Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital. Zak arrived weighing 8 lbs. on September 13, 1965.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 15, 1965 (Wednesday)

Still........The #1 song in the US on September 15, 1965

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 14, 1965 (Tuesday)

Although The Beatles chose not to release Yesterday as a single in the UK, their US record label Capitol Records decided otherwise and released it with the b-side Act Naturally.

The single hit the charts by September 29, 1965, and from October 9th spent four weeks at number one. Altogether it spent 11 weeks on the charts, and sold over one million copies in the first five weeks.

Yesterday also became the most-played song on American radio for eight consecutive years, sealing its status as one of The Beatles' most popular songs.