Friday, December 17, 2010

December 17 - Today in Beatles History

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Transmission of a performance for Granada TV's 'People And Places'.

Being an hour early for today's BBC session, the Beatles buy clothes at Simpson's, 203 Piccadilly, London. [18 December?]

The Playhouse Theatre, London. 3.00-6.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Saturday Club': 'All I Want For Christmas'; 'All My Loving'; 'This Boy'; 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'; 'Till There Was You'; 'Roll Over Beethoven'; 'She Loves You'; 'Crimble Medley'.
Christmas special edition.

Granada TV transmits 'The Music Of Lennon And McCartney' for all England.

Brian and Derek Taylor fly to New York to arrange a promotional visit for the Silkie. The Moody Blues fly too.

The 3rd 'Christmas Record' is sent to the members of the Fan Club.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 26th week in the Top 200 (Billboard).

Newspapers report that Brian has just been to Paris. One speculates he was 'signing up De Gaulle'.

Tara Browne and Suki Poitier spend the evening watching television at a friend's house in Earl Court.


Hanover Banqueting Rooms, London. Party hosted by John and George for the Area Secretaries of the Official Beatles Fan Club and other friends. Screening of a preview of 'Magical Mystery Tour' and 'The Beatles at Shea Stadium'.


New York premiere: 'Candy'.

John announces a plan for a peace festival in Toronto, to take place from 3 to 5 July 1970.

12th episode of a BBC series, essentially based on 'The Beatles At The Beeb' collection.

00.45am. Paul arrives at the Hyatt Hotel, after his concert.
4.00am. End of Paul's dinner in his suite at the Hyatt Hotel.
10.40am. Members of Paul's party arrive at the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, to arrange Paul's leave.
11.30am. Paul's bodyguards arrive at the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, to check the Aconcagua hall.
12.00noon approx. Paul leaves the Hyatt Hotel.
13.30. Paul flies from the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, Santiago, Chile, to London.


London newspaper 'The Sunday Times' reports that Prime Minister John Major has received recommendations from various deputies for the Beatles to be knighted.

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