This was the second day of rehearsals for Another Beatles Christmas Show, The Beatles’ 1964 festive variety performance, at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The show opened on 24 December 1964.
In a break during this day’s rehearsals, Jimmy Savile and a BBC camera crew filmed a brief interview, lasting little more than a minute, for the Christmas Eve edition of Top Of The Pops. Savile was the presenter of the television programme, and also appeared in the stage show.
Also on this day...
- 2010: Abbey Road’s zebra crossing given Grade II listed status
- 2009: Paul McCartney live at O2 Arena, London
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono give a press conference in Montreal
- 1966: Mixing, editing: Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1963: Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
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