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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 29, 1964 (Sunday)-

Studio One, Television Centre, London

The second part of John's contribution to the opening edition of Not Only....But Also was taped this evening, from 8:30, before an audience at the BBC's Television centre in west London.

Several items from his book In His Own Write were read, mostly straight to camera. John alone read "About The Awful" - his own biography from the book's back-cover - he and Norman Rossington recited "Good Dog Nigel" and "The Wrestling Dog" and then John, Rossington and Dudley Moore delivered "All Abord Speeching". Additionally, Rossington and Moore, without John's involvement, read "Unhappy Frank". Right at the end of the programme, as the credits were rolling to Moore's signature tune, "Goodby-ee", John also flitted somewhat maniacally across the screen.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 28, 1964 (Saturday)-

"Kenwood", Wood Lane, St. George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey

The December 4th issue of New Musical Express carried a full-page feature about John's new house in Weybridge, written after a visit this day by news editor Chris Hutchins. The NME man also took along his portable BBC tape recorder and interviewed John about the property for the Light Programme radio show The Teen Scene; the item was broadcast the following evening, Sunday, November 29th.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle

Mark Lewistohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 27, 1964 (Friday)-

The Beatles' fourth album, Beatles for Sale, was released on November 27, 1964. It featured 8 original songs, including "Eight Days A Week" and 6 cover songs (written by other artists) including "Rock and Roll Music".

The Beatles were so busy all year, and by the end of 1964, they only had two weeks in their schedule to complete their fourth album, Beatles for Sale.

On this album, John was starting to write more introspective songs that hinted at his dislike of the Beatles fame, such as "I'm a Loser" and "Baby's in Black."

1) No Reply (Lennon/McCartney)
2) I'm a Loser (Lennon/McCartney)
3) Baby's in Black (Lennon/McCartney)
4) Rock and Roll Music (Berry)
5) I'll Follow the Sun (Lennon/McCartney)
6) Mr. Moonlight (Johnson)
7) Medley:
a. Kansas City (Lieber/Stoller)
b. Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey (Penniman)
8) Eight Days a Week (Lennon/McCartney)
9) Words of Love (Holly)
10) Honey Don't (Perkins)
11) Every Little Thing (Lennon/McCartney)
12) I Don't Want to Spoil the Party (Lennon/McCartney)
13) What You're Doing (Lennon/McCartney)
14) Everybody's Trying to be My Baby (Perkins)

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 26, 1964 (Thursday)-

Beatles enjoyed a rare day off.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 25, 1964 (Wednesday)-

Studio One, Aeolian Hall, London

The Beatles tenth and last music session for the BBC Light Programme between 7:00 and 10:30 pm (including rehearsal time), transmission was on Boxing Day (December 26) between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon.

Six session recordings were broadcast in this programme; "Rock And Roll Music", "I'm A Loser", "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby", "I Feel Fine", "Kansas City'/Hey-Hey-He-y-Hey!", and "She's A Woman", together, as usual, with conversations with host Brian Matthew.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 24, 1964 (Tuesday)-

No events happened 50 years ago today.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 23, 1964 (Monday)-

Wembley Studios, Wembley

Beatlemania, coupled with the enviable position to dictate terms, now ruled out any possibility that the Beatles might make another live appearance on Ready, Steady, Go! So on this Monday afternoon, before a clapping and dancing audience at Rediffusion's studios in Wembley, north of London, the beatles taped a four-song performance for  insertion onto the following Friday's edition of the series (November 27, 6:08-7:00 pm), miming to "I Feel Fine", "She's A Woman", "Baby's In Black" and "Kansas City"/"Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" They also chatted with programme host Keith Fordyce. It was the Beatle's third and final RSG! appearance as a group.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewison

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 22, 1964 (Sunday)-

No events today - The Beatles didn't work everyday, Ya' know.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 21, 1964 (Saturday)-

No events happened today, 50 years ago for The Beatles.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 20, 1964 (Friday)-

Wimbledon Common, London

John had latterly made the acquaintance of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore; he had also appeared alongside Norman Rossington in A Hard Day's Night. So for the first edition of a new Light Entertainment series for BBC Television, in which Moore was set to star and Cook and Rossington to guest, there was a fair chance that John may be involved, too. On November 4th, Rossington and the new series' producer, Joe McGrath, visited John backstage at the Ritz Cinema in Luton and invited him to participate. At this time Moore's series was still untitled, nearer the broadcast it was named Not Only....But Also, Cook eventually assumed a co-starring role, and the two continued to make excellent programmes under this title until 1970. This first edition, with John, went out on BBC2 on Saturday, January 9, 1965, 9:20-10:00 pm.

John's involvement was two-fold. On this day, November 20th, he, Moore and Rossington shot a surrealistic film sequence to accompany the reading of his In His Own Write piece, "Deaf Ted, Danoota, (and me)". The shoot location was Wimbledon Common, in south-west London; precise times of arrival/departure are not known, but they worked early and had completed the work before mid-morning. The remainder of his contribution was taped on Sunday, November 29th.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewiston

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