Far Horizon The Beatles in the Bahamas during the filming of the movie, Help! Beatlemania is back! Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the band’s first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” when the Fab Four took the country by storm and skyrocketed their global appeal. This milestone is reigniting buzz about their journey as they swept the globe on a tour that eventually earned them the title as best-selling band of all time. While you probably know their songs by heart, what you may not know is that their international travels took them to Nassau, Bahamas, right on the famed Cable Beach. What is now the Balmoral Tower at Sandals Royal Bahmaian, was once the posh Balmoral Club that hosted a number of VIPs in its heyday including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the Beatles in 1965 while they were filming scenes for their movie HELP! They even shot scenes on Sandals Island, the resort’s private island, including the famous sequence for “Another Girl.”
Help! is a 1965 British musical comedy-adventure film directed by Richard Lester, starring the Beatles–John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal, Roy Kinnear and Patrick Cargill. The second film starring The Beatles following Lester's A Hard Day's Night, Help! sees the group come up against an evil cult. The soundtrack was released as an album, also called Help!. The film had its Royal World Premiere at the London Pavilion Theatre in the West End of London on 29 July 1965 in the presence of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and the Earl of Snowdon. While not reviewed at the time with the same high level of admiration as their first film, the film is regarded a half century later as being influential, including in the subsequent development of music videos.