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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 22, 1964 (Tuesday)

Although two previously-taped mimed music performances were already slotted into the program, Johnnie Stewart, the producer of Top Of The Pops '64 - the special year-end edition of the weekly show set for transmission between 7:25 and 8:25 pm on December 24th - was keen to feature something altogether new by the group. When he learned that one of the four hosts of his program, Jimmy Savile, would be appearing in the forthcoming "Another Beatles Christmas Show" production, he dispatched cameras to the nearby Hammersmith Odeon to film a brief interview during a rehearsal break on this day. Brief was the word - Savile and the Beatles were seen chatting for all of 1 minute, 23 seconds, the interview coming up into view after a few bars of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and fading out again near to the end of the song, neatly obscuring the fact that the Beatles had never filmed/taped this song for the BBC's cameras.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 21, 1964 (Monday)

The number one song in the US on December 21, 1964 was I Feel Fine by The Beatles.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 20, 1964 (Sunday)
  • In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 19, 1964 (Saturday)

In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.

December 19, 1964 The album "Beatles For Sale" hit #1 in the U.K.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 18, 1964 (Friday)

Another Beatles Christmas Record (UK/US: Fan Club/December 18, 1964)

Released December 18, 1964 to members of The Official Beatles Fan Club (UK). US Fan Club members ...

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 17, 1964 (Thursday)
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1964 ?

Top #5 songs in the USA

  • The Beatles - I Feel Fine
  • The Supremes - Come See About Me
  • Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely
  • Lorne Greene - Ringo
  • The Zombies - She's Not There
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 16, 1964 (Wednesday)

The number one song on the UK Singles Chart on December 16, 1964 was I Feel Fine by The Beatles.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 15, 1964 (Tuesday)
 WABC's All American Survey for Week of 15 December 1964

1. Come See About Me - The Supremes (Motown) 2. I Feel Fine - The Beatles (Capitol) 3. Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton (Epic) 4. She's Not There - The Zombies (Parrot) 5. Love Potion No. 9 - The Searchers (Kapp) 6. Goin' Out of My Head - Little Anthony & the Imperials (DCP) 7. She's a Woman - The Beatles (Capitol)
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 14, 1964 (Monday)

The number one song on the UK Singles Chart on December 14, 1964 was I Feel Fine by The Beatles.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 13, 1964 (Sunday)

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