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I. Week 5 Tuesday II. The Beatles in 1965 a. John and George move out of London b. (they all have money, they have advisors that tell them to buy houses in a city south of London c. “Early”: the “Dentist Incident” – John & Cynthia and George & Pattie were given LSD d. February: Ringo marries Maureen Cox, later they move to a house near John’s e. February-May: filming Help! (released in July) f. April: Single “Ticket to Ride”; John’s second book A Spaniard in the Works g. May: Bob Dylan tours Britain, Beatles hear him in London (July: Dylan “goes electric”) III. 1965 a. John in 24-25. Married Cynthia in 1962, their son Julian is 2-3. Living in Surrey, SW of London b. Paul is 22-23. Dating Jane Asher, living in her parents’ townhouse in London c. George is 21-22. Also living in Surrey, with Pattie Boyd. Met on set for movie d. Ringo is 24-25. He marries his Liverpool girlfriend. Maureen Cox in February and they move to Surrey in March. Their first son Zak is born in September IV. 1965 a. December 1964: Beatles for Sale released b. February 1965: Recording music for Help! c. March – May 1965: Filming Help! d. June: two weeks touring France, Italy and Spain, 15 shows in eight cities e. July 29, 1965: Help! (film) opens; albums released in August (UK: 8/6, US: 8/13) V. Help! (UK) 6 August 1965 a. Side A i. Help ii. The Night Before iii. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away iv. I Need You v. Another Girl vi. You’re Going to Lose That Girl vii. Ticket to Ride b. Side B i. Act Naturally ii. It’s Only Love iii. You Like Me Too Much iv. Tell Me What You See v. I’ve Just Seen A Face vi. Yesterday vii. Dizzy Miss Lizzie VI. Yesterday a. String Quartet: 2 violins, viola and cello b. Paul McCartney thought of the tune in his sleep c. First solo, George Martin suggested string quartet
d. String quartet is flat with no vibrato e. Most covered song in 20 th century VII. August 1965 a. 2 nd US Tour b. Played a rock concert in a sports stadium, Shea stadium i. Set all kinds of records I. Week 5 Thursday II. September 1965 a. The Beatles animated TV series debuts on ABC-TV; it runs through 1969 Had been honored by the queen III. October 1965 a. June 1965: The Queen appoints the Beatles Members of the British Empire (MBE) b. They receive their medals in October c. People were appalled they got the award, but they also contributed to British culture IV. 1965: Recording a. August 1965: George Martin resigns from Parlophone, starts his own production company. He continues working as the Beatles’ producer and they continue recording at the EMI studios in Abbey Road, London b. October-November: recording Rubber Soul i. Over 100 hours in the studio, much longer than before c. December 3 1965: released “double A-side” single “We Can Work It Out” / “Day Tripper” and their 6 th album, Rubber Soul V. We Can Work It Out a. Paul wrote about it and it could be about Paul’s girlfriend Jane Asher b. Paul wrote the verses; John wrote the Middle 8; George had the idea of doing the middle in tripe time c. Uses the musical styling of going down and up and higher in pitch VI. We can work it out - video a.

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