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It was 50 years ago—on July 29, 1965—that the Beatles movie Help

Help!

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Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 13 April 1965
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman SmithReleased: 23 July 1965 (UK), 19 July 1965 (US): vocals, rhythm guitar
: backing vocals, bass
: backing vocals, lead guitar
: drums, tambourineAvailable on:



The title track to The Beatles' fifth album and second film, Help! was written mainly by John Lennon at his home in Weybridge.

The film was originally to be called Eight Arms To Hold You, and was announced to the press as such on 17 March 1965. The title had been mooted for some time, with initially considered for the theme tune.
In mid-April the title Help! was settled upon, probably chosen by director Richard Lester. Paul McCartney later described the genesis behind the title and the song of the same name.
Following the song's completion, Lennon and McCartney performed the song on guitars for and visiting journalist Maureen Cleave, a long-time associate of the group.
Although originally conceived as a ballad, The Beatles performed Help! faster in the studio, as they had done with , to satisfy the group's commercial instincts.
Lennon had been a user of marijuana since August 1964, and within six months was introduced to LSD. Introspection increasingly became a hallmark of his songwriting throughout Help!, and .
A live version of Help!, recorded for the BBC television show Blackpool Night Out, was included on Anthology 2. The performance took place at the ABC Theatre on 1 August 1965.The Beatles recorded Help! in a single night, on 13 April 1965. The four-hour session took place from 7pm at Abbey Road's studio two.Twelve takes of the song were recorded. The first eight were of the rhythm track only, with vocals appearing for the first time on take nine.
The final attempt was the best, and onto this overdubbed a tambourine, and Harrison added the series of descending Chet Atkins-style guitar notes which close each chorus.Help! was released as a single in the US on 19 July 1965, and in the UK on 23 July 1965, two weeks ahead of the album of the same name. It topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Although originally conceived as a ballad, The Beatles performed Help! faster in the studio, as they had done with , to satisfy the group's commercial instincts.

The Beatles Help (1965) Trailer Remake

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[38] Gold 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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