Live: The Beatles’ Christmas Show

The Beatles’ Christmas Show season continued on this day, with two more shows at the Astoria Cinema in London’s Finsbury Park.

Poster for The Beatles' Christmas Show, 1963-64The first act on stage was the Barron Knights and Duke D’Mond. Next came short sets from Tommy Quickly and The Fourmost, and Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas closed the first half. Following the interval there was a return from the Barron Knights and Duke D’Mond, then Cilla Black, and Rolf Harris. The Beatles were the final act of each show, with a performance lasting just 25 minutes.

The group performed nine songs: Roll Over Beethoven, All My Loving, This Boy, I Wanna Be Your Man, She Loves You, Till There Was You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Money (That’s What I Want) and Twist And Shout.

This was the fourth date of the show’s 16-night run. There was no Christmas Show on 29 December 1963; the performances continued on the following day.

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