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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 3, 1965 (Saturday)-

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

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: 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 50 Years Ago Today: April 1, 1965 (Thursday)-

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

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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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