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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 31, 1965 (Wednesday)-

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

More shooting for Eight Arms To Hold You

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 30, 1965 (Tuesday)-

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

After today's filming the Beatles returned to London for an unsuccessful evening's recording at Abbey Road. Booked from 7:00 until 9:00 pm - but running over until 10:00, they first attempted a re-make of "That Means A Lot" but abandoned the song again after five more uninspired takes (numbered 20-24). They then recorded some overdubs - of which instrument(s) is not specified on the EMI session documentation - onto the existing "best" take of "You're Going To Lose That Girl", although none was used for the released version.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicles - Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 29, 1965 (Monday)-

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

The first day of the second week of studio shooting at Twickenham. Sequences such as the long laboratory scene with Professor Foot and Algernon, and the interior railway station scene, were filmed during this week.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 28, 1965 (Sunday)-

Alpha Television Studios, Aston, Birmingham

Taping of the Beatles' final personal appearance on ABC Television's weekly pop series Thank Your Lucky Stars, the show which had launched them on national TV in January 1963 but which was now in steady decline. (It ended on June 25, 1966, by which time it was no longer screened by all of the ITV regions.)

On this occasion, while it was still fully networked, the Beatles returned to the scene of that debut, Alpha Television Studios in Birmingham, and mimed performances of three songs, "Eight Days A Week", "Yes It Is" and "Ticket To Ride", before an extremely entusiastic studio audience. Paul and Ringo were also interviewed by the show's host, Brian Matthew, and the program was broadcast on Saturday, April 3rd, (5:50-6:35 pm)

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 27, 1965 (Saturday)-

Still filming HELP! at Twickenham Film Studios

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 26, 1965 (Friday)-

The Beatles are still filming "Help" at Twickenham Film Studios, meanwhile.....

Top #5 songs in the USA

  • Gary Lewis and the Playboys - This Diamond Ring
  • The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
  • The Beatles - Eight Days A WeekCool
  • The Temptations - My Girl
  • Herman's Hermits - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat

Top #5 songs in the UK

  • Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
  • The Rolling Stones - The Last Time
  • The Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You
  • Herman's Hermits - Silhouettes
  • Marianne Faithfull - Come And Stay With Me
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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 25, 1965 (Thursday)-

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

Sequences filmed included the interior temple sequences (set in the Bahamas section of the film), including a part where John, Paul and George dive through a hollow sacrificial alter and into water (surfacing at the Nassau Beach Hotel)

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 24, 1965 (Wednesday)-

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

At last, shooting began on home territory, Twickenham Film Studios in the west of London suburb of St. Margaret's, where A Hard Day's Night had been shot at the same time in 1964. Working a similar schedule - something like 8:30 am - 5:30 pm daily, the Beatles filmed here and on location until Sunday, May 9th. Including the Bahamanian and Austrian sections, but discounting occasional days off, this second Beatles film was shot in 11 weeks, three more than A Hard Day's Night.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 23, 1965 (Tuesday)-

The Beatles took a break from filming today.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: March 22, 1965 (Monday)-

The Beatles left Obertauern today and flew back to London from Salzburg, arriving in the early evening.

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