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.
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
- 1964: Live: The 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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