In 2012, Help! was voted 331st on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In September 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.
In August ‘65, the Beatles were having their last fling as a top shelf live band. They had uncorked fine sets on both The Ed Sullivan Show, in their last appearance there, and on Blackpool Night Out.
The end of the month would find them tearing it up at the Hollywood Bowl, and on their best musical behavior, more or less, on account of George Martin hoping to get a releasable performance from the gig.
Elsa Martinelli with one eyelid painted in a check design, the face of a woman from the year ‘2000’ ! The concept is by ‘Pablo’ an Italian 'face designer’ working for cosmetic company Elizabeth Arden in New York. August 14, 1965.