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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 29, 1965 (Thursday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

A re-shooting of the nightclub bathroom scene, in which a hot-air hand-drier sucks rather than blows, tampered with by Clang's "thugs" no doubt, in yet another attempt to wrest the sacrificial ring from Ringo's finger. It was first filmed on April 8th, but a re-shoot was obviously necessary.

Another scene shot this day had Ringo restrained on a table in a storeroom underneath the Beatle's recording studio, with Clang powering up a chainsaw to remove his entire finger, and free the ring. Ringo is rescued by the temptress Ahme, however, and she quickly effects his escape along a neighbouring corridor.

Radio Luxembourg DJ Chris Denning, host of the weekly Sunday night series The Beatles, came to Twickenham this day to record new interviews with the Beatles, taping John, Paul, and George together (while Ringo was filming the above scene), and Ringo separately (when he finished). None of the interviews was very noteworthy, however, the Beatles sounding distracted and distanced, as if they rather regretted any involvement in a series which was more appropriate, perhaps, to 1963 than 1965.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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