The Beatles’ Christmas Show, their variety show which began on 24 December 1963, ended on this night, with the group playing to two houses.
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 Beatles 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...
- 2017: Beatles poster artist Tony Booth dies
- 2016: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr pay tribute to David Bowie
- 1968: Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison
- 1967: McCartney and Starr watch Jimi Hendrix in London
- 1965: Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show
- 1963: Live: Plaza, Old Hill
- 1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1963: UK single release: Please Please Me
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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