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Miscellaneous questions about the Beatles
9 July 2019
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Time for me to write a fanfic about Brian trying to organise one of those. 

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Ron Nasty said
The Beatles Christmas Show that took place at the Astoria in Finsbury Park between 24 December 1963 and 11 January 1964 (a total of 30 performances over 16 nights with some obvious days off).

As it was Chrimble, the Beatles would do short sketches between musical acts, as an echo of a pantomime.

John is "Sir Jasper", the villain; Paul is "Fearless Paul", the hero; while George is "the girl in distress"; and Ringo is, erm, "special effects".

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Sir Jasper kidnaps the girl in distress and ties her to the railway tracks (which never happened in any proper early Western) with Fearless Paul swooping in at the last minute to rescue her. When something like snow was called for, Ringo would throw "snowflakes" over them.

It was a bizarre idea that didn't really work. The sketches weren't great because the Beatles didn't really rehearse, and the dialogue couldn't really be heard for the screaming fans. Which didn't stop Brian putting on Another Beatles Christmas Show at the end of 1964.

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John led the way in saying no to their being in Brian's 1965 Christmas Show.

  

I don't suppose it was filmed? a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Time for me to write a fanfic about Brian trying to organise one of those. 

Yes. Yes. Yes. And yes.

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I don't suppose it was filmed? a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Not that I know of, I'm afraid. I don't even think there's an audio recording, though @meanmistermustard has far better knowledge than me on what's available on bootleg.

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Nothing circulates and as far as I am aware nothing was professionally recorded (outside the tv bits we’ve seen). Very few of the Beatles UK tours were recorded by the fans tho two or three shows (Bournemouth ‘63 for one) have surfaced, and that’s all in excerpts and generally with commentary on top. 

A few bootlegs claim to feature ‘IHJTDWY’ from a ‘64 Scottish show but it’s a fake (the BBC recording with audience added). 

There is footage from the ‘65 UK tour but nothing has appeared aside from the very briefest glimpse of Paul. 

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