On August 6, 1965.


On August 6, 1965, “Parlaphone” label released “Help!”, the fifth Beatles studio album and the soundtrack from their movie with the same title. It was recorded February – June 1965, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin. Seven from the total fourteen album songs, including “Help!” and “Ticket to Ride”, appeared in the movie. and took up the first side of the vinyl album. The album also included “Yesterday”, the most-covered song in the history of popular music. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 331 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, electric piano
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony, and backing vocals, lead and bass guitars, acoustic and electric pianos, güiro
  • George Harrison– lead, harmony and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • Ringo Starr– lead vocals, drums, miscellaneous percussion
  • George Martin– piano
  • John Scott– tenor and alto flutes
  • Sidney Sax – violin
  • Tony Gilbert – violin
  • Kenneth Essex – viola
  • Francisco Gabarro – cello
  • String quartet on “Yesterday”, arranged by George Martin and Paul McCartney
  • Robert Freeman – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Help!
  2. The Night Before
  3. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
  4. I Need You
  5. Another Girl
  6. You’re Going To Lose That Girl
  7. Ticket To Ride
  8. Act Naturally
  9. It’s Only Love
  10. You Like Me Too Much
  11. Tell Me What You See
  12. I’ve Just Seen A Face
  13. Yesterday
  14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy

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