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The Beatles on this Day 15.12.


  • Performance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton.


  • 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.


  • US LP release: 'Beatles '65'.


  • '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'.


  • 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'.


  • US gold certification: 'Magical Mystery Tour'.
  • The 5th 'Christmas Record' is sent to the members of the Fans Club.


  • David Jacobs commits suicide.


  • 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'.


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


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


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