The Beatles returned to the BBC Aeolian Hall in central London to record an interview for the corporation’s radio show Saturday Club.
The interview was recorded between 2.15 and 2.45pm, and was conducted by presenter Brian Matthew. It was split into three parts and broadcast from 10-11.30am on Christmas Day 1965. The Beatles also performed a 15-second vocal version of the programme’s theme tune, Saturday Jump.
Also on this day...
- 2016: George Harrison’s What Is Life gets new video
- 2012: Paul McCartney live at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Canada
- 2001: George Harrison dies
- 1968: UK album release: Two Virgins by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
- 1967: Editing: Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1964: John Lennon appears on Not Only… But Also
- 1963: Live: ABC Cinema, Huddersfield
- 1963: UK single release: I Want To Hold Your Hand
- 1962: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested in Hamburg
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