Album facts: Beatles '65

On December 15th 1964, The Beatles released Beatles '65, the band's fifth album issued by Capitol Records and seventh album overall in the US. 

Beatles '65 contains eight songs from the UK album Beatles for Sale; along with I Feel FineShe's A Woman and I'll Be Back.

Chart success

The album was a smash hit in the US, rocketing from number 98 to number 1 on January 9th 1965, and staying there for eight straight weeks. This was the biggest ever jump to the number one spot on the Billboard Album Charts at the time. It was finally knocked off the number one spot by the soundtrack to the Mary Poppins film, on March 13th.

 Beatles '65 album cover. 

Beatles '65 album cover. 

 Photo shoot with the Beatles, 1964. 

Photo shoot with the Beatles, 1964. 

Track list

Side one

1. No Reply

2. I'm a Loser

3. Baby's in Black

4. Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry)

5. I'll Follow the Sun

6. Mr. Moonlight (Roy Lee Johnson)

Side two

 Photo shoot with the Beatles, 1964. 

Photo shoot with the Beatles, 1964. 

1. Honey Don't (Carl Perkins)

2. I'll Be Back

3. She's a Woman

4. I Feel Fine

5. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby (Carl Perkins)

Personnel

  • John Lennon – rhythm guitar, harmonica (on "I'm a Loser"), vocals, lead guitar (on "I Feel Fine")
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, vocals, piano (on "She's a Woman"), Hammond organ (on "Mr. Moonlight")
  • George Harrison – lead guitar, vocals
  • Ringo Starr – drums, percussion, vocals
  • George Martin – piano (on "No Reply" and "Rock and Roll Music")
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