December 1964

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

The Beatles ended 1964 with the sixth night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The 20-date run resumed on this date after a rest day on 27 December.

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the fifth night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the fourth night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the third night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The 20-date run resumed on this date after a rest day on 27 December.

Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the second night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

The Beatles’ Christmas Day, 1964

The Beatles spent Christmas Day 1964 in a number of different ways. John and Cynthia Lennon were at home with their son Julian; Paul McCartney was with Jane Asher at her family’s London home; while George Harrison and Ringo Starr remained in their home at flat 7, Whaddon House in London.

Another Beatles Christmas Show begins

Following the success of The Beatles’ Christmas Show in December 1963 and early 1964, Brian Epstein decided the group should repeat the trick, this time at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

Rehearsal: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the second day of rehearsals for Another Beatles Christmas Show, The Beatles’ 1964 festive variety performance, at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The show opened on 24 December 1964.

Rehearsal: Another Beatles Christmas Show

Rehearsals began on this day for Another Beatles Christmas Show, The Beatles’ 1964 festive variety performance, at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The show opened on 24 December 1964.

US album release: Beatles ’65

The Beatles’ fifth album on Capitol Records included the majority of songs from Beatles For Sale, and added I’ll Be Back, She’s A Woman and I Feel Fine.

Ringo Starr goes into hospital

Ringo Starr began his 10-day stay at University College Hospital, London on this day. He was booked in to have his tonsils removed, an operation which took place the following day. Prior to his arrival on the ward, Starr gave a brief press conference to assembled reporters.