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.
Following the night’s performances, The Beatles attended a private view of the Boat Show at London’s Earls Court Exhibition Hall. They enjoyed a late-night trip on an artificial lake in a rubber dinghy and played with radio controlled boats.
Also on this day...
- 1970: Recording, mixing: Let It Be, For You Blue – George Harrison’s final recording session with The Beatles
- 1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day five
- 1964: Live: The Beatles’ Christmas Show
- 1963: Television: Roundup
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