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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 10, 1965 (Sunday)

Top #5 songs in the USA

  • The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
  • Petula Clark - Downtown
  • The Searchers - Love Potion Number Nine
  • The Larks - The Jerk
  • The Impressions - Amen

Top #5 songs in the UK

  • Georgie Fame - Yeh Yeh
  • The Beatles - I Feel Fine
  • The Moody Blues - Go Now
  • Petula Clark - Downtown
  • Twinkle - Terry
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 9, 1965 (Saturday)

The Beatles performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 8, 1965 (Friday)

The Beatles still performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 7, 1965 (Thursday)

The Beatles performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 6, 1965 (Wednesday)

The Beatles performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in London

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 5, 1965 (Tuesday)

The Beatles still performing at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 4, 1965 (Monday)
    1. Twist and Shout
      (The Top Notes cover)
    2. I'm a Loser
    3. Baby's in Black
    4. Everybody's Tryin' to Be My Baby
      (Carl Perkins cover)
    5. Can't Buy Me Love
    6. Honey Don't
      (Carl Perkins cover)
    7. I Feel Fine
    8. She's a Woman
    9. A Hard Day's Night
    10. Rock and Roll Music
      (Chuck Berry cover)
    11. Long Tall Sally
      (Little Richard cover)
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 3, 1965 (Sunday)

What was the #1 song on January 3, 1965?

"I Feel Fine"

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 2, 1965 (Saturday)

Top 20 Song Chart for January 2, 1965

The Supremes holds onto the number one song spot with Come See About Me. The Beatles remains in the second music chart spot again with I Feel Fine. Bobby Vinton remains at number 3 on the countdown this week with Mr. Lonely.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 1, 1965 (Friday)

The Beatles' first performances of 1965 were a continuation of The Beatles' Christmas Show, the variety night which ran from 24 December 1964 until 16 January 1965.

The shows took place at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. The Beatles normally did two performances on each night, to cope with popular demand for tickets.

The guest performers included Freddie And The Dreamers, Sounds Incorporated, Elkie Brooks, The Yardbirds, Michael Haslam, The Mike Cotton Sound and Ray Fell. The compère was Jimmy Savile.

The Beatles appeared in two sketches, one with Freddie Garrity of Freddie And The Dreamers, and another with Jimmy Savile. They closed the shows with an 11-song set: Twist And Shout, I'm A Loser, Baby's In Black, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, Can't Buy Me Love, Honey Don't, I Feel Fine, She's A Woman, A Hard Day's Night, Rock And Roll Music and Long Tall Sally.

Also on this date, Radio Luxembourg began a weekly series dedicated entirely to The Beatles, with music and interviews. The series, called simply The Beatles, ran from this date until 17 October 1965, every Sunday from 8.45-9pm, and was presented by Chris Denning.

The episodes contained snippets of interviews, recorded during Another Beatles Christmas Show, and on 20 March, 29 April and 20 June 1965, along with news items, request dedications and studio recordings of The Beatles' songs.