Dick James House, 71-75 New Oxford Street, London
Producer: George Martin
The Beatles’ fourth Christmas record, Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas, was recorded on this day at the first floor demo studio owned by their publisher, Dick James.
Each member of The Beatles sang on the recording, with Paul McCartney also playing piano. A number of songs and skits were recorded, which were edited into a 10-part, six-minute piece on 2 December. The songs included Everywhere It’s Christmas, Orowainya, and Please Don’t Bring Your Banjo Back, and the sketches included Podgy The Bear And Jasper, and Felpin Mansions.
We worked it out between us. Paul did most of the work on it. He thought up the ‘Pantomime’ title and the two song things.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Paul McCartney live: Allianz Parque, São Paulo, Brazil
- 2012: Paul McCartney live: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada
- 2008: Beatles iTunes deal has ‘stalled’
- 2008: US album release: Electric Arguments by The Fireman (Paul McCartney and Youth)
- 1969: John Lennon returns his MBE to the Queen
- 1968: US album release: The Beatles (White Album)
- 1965: The Beatles go Christmas shopping in Harrods
- 1964: Radio: Saturday Club
- 1963: Television: Late Scene Extra, Scene At 6.30
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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