Beatles By Day

Long time ago when we was fab

UK number one: Help!

The Beatles scored their 8th UK number one single with Help! on August 5th 1965. John Lennon wrote the song as a literal cry for help after the Beatles' meteoric rise to fame. 

The song was included on the album and film of the same name.

Personnel

  1. John Lennon – double-tracked vocal, acoustic twelve-string rhythm guitar
  2. Paul McCartney – bass guitarbacking vocal
  3. George Harrison – lead guitar, backing vocal
  4. Ringo Starr – drumstambourine
Help! album cover 1965. 

Help! album cover 1965. 

The Beatles filming Help! on the Salisbury Plain, 1965. 

The Beatles filming Help! on the Salisbury Plain, 1965.