Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show

This was the ninth night of Another Beatles Christmas Show, which ran from 24 December 1964 to 16 January 1965 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. There were no performances on 3 or 10 January.

There were two shows on this night, with guest performers including Freddie And The Dreamers, Sounds Incorporated, Elkie Brooks, The Yardbirds, Michael Haslam, The Mike Cotton Sound and Ray Fell. The compère was Jimmy Savile.

The Beatles appeared in two sketches, one with Freddie Garrity of Freddie And The Dreamers, and another with Jimmy Savile. They closed the shows with an 11-song set: Twist And Shout, I’m A Loser, Baby’s In Black, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Can’t Buy Me Love, Honey Don’t, I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, A Hard Day’s Night, Rock And Roll Music and Long Tall Sally.

Earlier in this day, Paul McCartney attended a luncheon at Café Royal on Regent Street, London, in honour of music publisher Dick James. During the event James announced that McCartney and John Lennon had earned more than £1 million for their songwriting during 1964.

Also on this day...

Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

Leave a reply