Live: The Beatles’ Christmas Show

This was the third night of The Beatles’ Christmas Show, which took place at the Astoria Cinema in Finsbury Park, London. The show’s 16-night run continued until 11 January 1964.

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 Beatles’s set featured 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’.

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