There were two shows on this night, with guest performers including Freddie And The Dreamers, Sounds Incorporated, Elkie Brooks, The Yardbirds, Michael Haslam, The Mike Cotton Sound and Ray Fell. The compère was Jimmy Savile.
The Beatles appeared in two sketches, one with Freddie Garrity of Freddie And The Dreamers, and another with Jimmy Savile. They closed the shows with an 11-song set: Twist And Shout, I’m A Loser, Baby’s In Black, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Can’t Buy Me Love, Honey Don’t, I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, A Hard Day’s Night, Rock And Roll Music and Long Tall Sally.
Earlier in this day, Paul McCartney attended a luncheon at Café Royal on Regent Street, London, in honour of music publisher Dick James. During the event James announced that McCartney and John Lennon had earned more than £1 million for their songwriting during 1964.
Also on this day...
- 1970: Recording: Let It Be – The Beatles’ last recording session as a group
- 1967: Recording: Penny Lane
- 1964: Live: The Beatles’ Christmas Show
- 1964: Radio: various interviews
- 1963: Live: Town Hall, Dingwall, Scotland
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