Monday 16 December 2013


1961:Live, Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

1962: Live, Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening),
On this day The Beatles' 119th evening show at the Cavern Club took place.
Overall this was their 269th appearance at the underground Mathew Street venue, including their lunchtime shows. It was also the last time they played there in 1962.
The precise number of The Beatles' Cavern performances is not known, although they played at least 155 lunchtime and 125 evening shows between 9 February 1961 and 3 August 1963.

1965: The UK regional broadcaster Granada screened a special programme, The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, on this evening. It was shown across the rest of the United Kingdom the following day.
The 50-minute show been conceived by Granada producer Johnny Hamp, and was directed by Philip Casson. Filmed on 1 and 2 November, it was the biggest music spectacular produced to date by Granada Television, and was designed to showcase the songwriting talents of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Appearing on the show were The Beatles, Cilla Black, Peter and Gordon, Lulu, Henry Mancini, Esther Phillips, Fritz Spiegl, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, Alan Haven, Marianne Faithfull, the George Martin Orchestra, Dick Rivers, and Peter Sellers.
The show opened with an orchestral version of I Feel Fine, performed by the George Martin Orchestra.
Peter and Gordon sang A World Without Love, Lulu performed I Saw Him Standing There, and there was an instrumental version of A Hard Day's Night by jazz organist Alan Haven and drummer Tony Crombie.
Dick Rivers sang Things We Did Today in French, the George Martin Orchestra performed Ringo's Theme from the A Hard Day's Night soundtrack, and and Paul McCartney introduced American composer Henry Mancini, who performed If I Fell.
Esther Phillips had flown in from American especially to perform And I Love Him. Six members of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra appeared as Fritz Spiegl's Barock And Roll Ensemble to perform She Loves You in the style of Mozart, before Peter Sellers performing a much-celebrated Shakespearean version of A Hard Day's Night.
Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas performed Bad To Me and Do You Want To Know A Secret, Cilla Black sang It's For You, and Spanish dance star Antonio Vargas performed She Loves You.
The Beatles themselves performed Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out. Paul McCartney also sang the first verse of Yesterday, before the song was completed by Marianne Faithfull.

1966:The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Record – Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas was sent to members of The Beatles' UK fan club on this day.

The audio had been recorded on 25 November 1966, and mixed and edited on 2 December.
Side one: Song: Everywhere It's Christmas; Orowanya; Corsican Choir And Small Choir; A Rare Cheese; Two Elderly Scotsmen; The Feast; The Loyal Toast.
Side two: Podgy The Bear And Jasper; Count Balder And Butler; Felpin Mansions (Part Two); The Count And The Pianist; Song: Please Don't Bring Your Banjo Back; Everywhere It's Christmas; Mal Evans; Reprise: Everywhere It's Christmas.

1969:December was an unusually busy time for John Lennon and Yoko Ono. They took part in two UK television documentaries, gave a series of interviews, appeared in a televised debate about religion, made the film Apotheosis 2, released the Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album, gave the only European concert by the Plastic Ono Band, launched their 'War is over' poster campain and, on this day, flew to Toronto, Canada.
The purpose of the trip was to begin the next stage of the couple's peace campaign. They stayed on Ronnie Hawkins' ranch in Mississauga, Ontario, from where they gave a series of interviews to the world's media.
The Canadian campaign coincided with the erection of a series of advertisements in 12 cities worldwide proclaiming "War is over! If you want it. Happy Christmas from John & Yoko". In Toronto, 30 roadside billboards were set up, as well as thousands of posters and handbills.
Lennon and Ono publicly claimed their hopes that the trip would herald the beginning of "Year One AP (After Peace)". However, although they were given considerable publicity during their stay, which ended on 23 December, it marked the end of their protest activities for two years.

1993: Paul McCartney live at Estadio Nacional, Santiago (Wednesday), last show of The New World Tour 1993.

1972 - Paul McCartney’s single, "Hi, Hi, Hi," was released. 

2009: Paul McCartney live at Köln Arena, Cologne

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