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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