Friday, December 24, 2010

December 24 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles Christmas, Beatles Christmas Tree

Concert at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey.


Start of the daily 'Beatles Christmas Shows', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London, with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, Tommy Quickly, Cilla Black, and the Fourmost, plus the Barron Knights with the Duke D'Mond, and Rolf Harris as compere.
Photographer Dezo Hoffmann attends.
After the show, Brian hires a night flight to take most of the bill to Liverpool for Christmas.

Start of Christmas pantomime 'Babes In the Wood', with Gerry and the Pacemakers, at the Gaumont, Hanley.

Start of Christmas show at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 'Another Beatles Christmas Show', with the Yardbirds, Freddie and the Dreamers, Jimmy Saville, Elkie Brooks, Mike Haslam, and Mike Cotton Sound. Two concerts.

US gold certification: 'Rubber Soul'.

Various music and entertainment newspapers publish NEMS Enterprises Christmas greetings, citing the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, the Fourmost, Sounds Incorporated, the Moody Blues, Tommy Quickly, the Remo Four, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, the Silkie, the Rustiks, Paddy, Klaus & Gibson, Michael Haslam, the Paramounts and Brian Epstein.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 27th week in the Top 200 (Billboard).

6.00-7.00pm. Broadcast of Martin's 'With A Little Help From My Friends' show, produced by Yorkshire Television, transmitted by IBA, with Ringo, Lulu, the Hollies, Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore, Blue Mink, Pan's People.
Ringo sings 'With A Little Help From My Friends'.

John and Yoko return to England. [23 December?]

'Rolling Stone' publishes the 1st part of an interview to John. [?]

Tony Cox, Melinda and Kyoko disappear.

13th episode of a BBC series, essentially based on 'The Beatles At The Beeb' collection.

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