I Need You
- George Harrison – double-tracked vocal, lead guitar
- John Lennon – harmony vocal, nylon-string acoustic rhythm guitar
- Paul McCartney – harmony vocal, bass
- Ringo Starr – drums, cowbell
George Harrison wrote I Need You for Help! and performed lead vocals. He also played his 12-string electric (Rickenbacker), adding a wah-wah pedal for the first time. Ringo added the cowbell to the drum set. Harrison wrote this love ballad, only the second of his compositions to be recorded by the Beatles, for Patti Boyd, his girlfriend and future bride. Starting with Help!, Harrison would contribute two songs to each album, establishing himself as a gifted pop composer in his own right.
February 15 & 16, 1965 in 5 takes (including overdubs of lead vocal, cowbell and the wah-wah pedal.