Saturday, December 11, 2010

December 11 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, Merry Crimble

'She Loves You', 15th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 38th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

The Beatles go by train to Liverpool.
Appearance on BBC TV's 'Juke Box Jury', at the Moss Empire, Liverpool. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann present.

Concert at the Futurist, Scarborough ('The Beatles Autumn Tour').

Concert at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, London. Two houses.


Brian presents Little Richard at the Saville Theatre. 2 performances.
After the concert, he offers him a management contract, which is rejected.

Intertel (VTR Services) Limited, Wembley, Middlesex. 'Rock'n'Roll Circus', TV programme produced by the Rolling Stones, is filmed. John sings 'Yer Blues'.

John's house in St George's Hill, Weybridge, is put up for sale. [10 December?]


Odeon Theatre, Kensington, London. Royal charity world premiere of 'The Magic Christian', with attendance of the royal family, Princess Margaret, John and Yoko, Ringo, Peter Sellers, George and Pattie.
Before the screening, John and Yoko parade aoutside the cinema carrying placards declaring 'Britain Murdered Hanratty'.

American promoter Mike Belkin offers $ 2 400 000 at least, for a Beatles 12-day US tour, plus 65 % of profits, up to a limit of $ 8 800 000. The Beatles reject it.

UK LP release: 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band'.
US LP release: 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band'.
UK LP release: 'Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band'.
US LP release: 'Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band'.

John Sinclair benefit concert at the 5000-seat University of Michigan Crysler Arena, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Performers, among others: John and Yoko, Commander Cody, Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, David Peel, Stevie Wonder, and political activist Jerry Rubin on bongos.

2nd Paul's concert at the River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina ('The New World Tour').

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