Another two houses at the Astoria Cinema in Finsbury Park, London, for The Beatles’ Christmas Show. This was the eighth date of the group’s 16-night residency.
The 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’.
Also on this day...
- 1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day one
- 1967: Tape copying: When I’m Sixty-Four, Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1965: Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show
- 1963: Travel: London to Aberdeen
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