April 13, 1965 – the Beatles recorded Help at Abbey Road Studios.
I’ve known this song all my life as the perky tune from the movie but when I printed out the lyrics and just read them as a poem, I realized Help is a ballad. Then my wife found a recording on youtube of John Lennon playing it when he just wrote it, and sure enough, he sang it slow.
But I do love the perky version. Maybe I’ll feel perky tomorrow. Perky is such a weird word. All right. I’ll stop saying perky now.