A Hard Day's Night   b/w   Help!

Peter Sellers

A Hard Day's Night A Hard Day's Night - Label
A Hard Day's Night A Hard Day's Night - Label

The Beatles Contribution:  Lennon-McCartney Composers
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. R 5393
Release Date 3rd December 1965
U.K. Singles Chart Detail :
Entry Date :23rd December 1965
Highest Position :14
Weeks in Chart :7
Detail :
Side A    Side B

Peter Sellers "Lennon & McCartney Sessions" took place at Abbey Road in 1965.
"A Hard Day's Night" was recorded in the manner of Laurence Olivier's Richard III and subsequently Peter performed it in full costume in the Granada TV special "The Music of Lennon and McCartney". As Sellers did not have time to record his piece for the show due to film commitments, he pre-taped his appearance in London. However, it was not without mishap and there are some hilarious outtakes to be seen.

"Help !" is in an ecclesiastical style as a preacher in the pulpit. The choral backing was by The Master Singers (4 teachers from Abingdon School) who had two hit singles separately in 1966.

This single has very fond memories for me. That Christmas in 1965 my very dear Nan, now departed, had decided to buy me The Beatles new record ... it was this single that I unwrapped on Christmas day.

These tracks re-charted in 1993 when released as A Hard Day's Night (E.P.).

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