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Today in Beatles History

December 15

1961
Performance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton.

1962
7.30pm-1.00am. Performance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Derry and the Seniors, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers.

1964
US LP release: 'Beatles '65'.

1965
'Day Tripper'/'We Can Work It Out' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Rubber Soul' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

TV appearance, on 'Here Comes The Pops'.

1966
Studio 2. 2.30-12.00pm. Recording: 'Strawberry Fields Forever' (overdub onto take 25, tape reduction take 25 into take 26, overdub onto take 26). Mono mixing: 'Strawberry Fields Forever' (remixes 5-9, from take 26). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of trumpets and cellos for 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.

1967
US gold certification: 'Magical Mystery Tour'.

The 5th 'Christmas Record' is sent to the members of the Fans Club.

1968
David Jacobs commits suicide.

1969
Launch of 'War Is Over' campaign organized by John and Yoko. Posters and billboards are displayed in 12 important cities around the world.

The Lyceum, London. 'Peace For Christmas' gig in aid of UNICEF, by the Plastic Ono Supergroup (John, Yoko, George, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Delaney & Bonnie, and others). 25 minutes. Last John's performance in Britain. Recorded, included in 'Some Time In New York City'.
Other acts: the Rascals, Desmond Dekker and the Aces, Blue Mink and Black Velvet.

BBC broadcasts a 1-hour documentary about John in the programme 'Twenty-Four Hours'.

1972
ABC-TV broadcasts the 'One To One Concert' (filmed 30 August 1972).

1993
12.00am approx. Press conference of Paul's band, at the Hyatt Hotel, Santiago, Chile.

1995
'Anthology 1' number 1, 2nd week in the Top 5 ('Feria del Disco' record stores English music, Chile).
'Anthology 1' number 25, 2nd week in the top 30 (chart based on Santiago record stores sales, Chile).


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Data last updated November 4, 2018.



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