The Beatles’ diary -- December 1965

December 1965

Friday, 3rd December

‘We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper’ single – front cover ReleasedUK single. We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper Peak position: BBC – #1; Disc Weekly – #1; Melody Maker – #1; NME – #1; Record Retailer – #1

‘Rubber Soul’ album – front cover ReleasedUK album. Rubber Soul Peak position: Disc Weekly – #1; Melody Maker – #1; NME – #1; Record Retailer – #1

Performance at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

Alf Bicknell recalled a sorry story travelling up to Glasgow: “Prior to leaving, roadie Mal Evans had gone on ahead and left me with two guitars, a Rickenbacker and a Country Gentleman. I had to strap these on to the back of the car, because it was very rare for me ever to carry anything like this.”

Saturday, 4th December

Performance at the City Hall in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

Sunday, 5th December

Performance at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

The Beatles last-ever show in Liverpool. The papers reported the same day that The Cavern Club was in danger of shutting-up, because the owner had been told by Liverpool City Council that the drainage wasn’t up to scratch.

Monday, 6th December

‘We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper’ single – front cover ReleasedUSA single. We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper Peak position: Billboard – #1; Cashbox – #1; Record World – #1

‘The Beatles’ Million Sellers’ EP – front cover ReleasedUK EP. The Beatles’ Million Sellers Peak position: Record Retailer – #1

‘Rubber Soul’ album – front cover ReleasedUSA album. Rubber Soul Peak position: Billboard – #1; Cashbox – #1; Record World – #1

Tuesday, 7th December

Performance at the ABC Cinema in Ardwick, Manchester, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

Wednesday, 8th December

Performance at the Gaumont Cinema in Sheffield, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

Thursday, 9th December

Performance at the Odeon Cinema in Birmingham, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

Friday, 10th December

Performance at the Odeon Cinema in Hammersmith, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

Saturday, 11th December

Performance at the Astoria Cinema in Finsbury Park, London, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

Sunday, 12th December

Performance at the Capitol Cinema in Cardiff, Wales, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

Their last British tour comes to a close at the Capitol Cinema, Cardiff.

Friday, 17th December

‘The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record’ fan-club disc – front cover ReleasedUK fan-club disc. The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record

Friday, 24th December

John gave his MBE to Aunt Mimi, and she kept it on top of her television set.

Saturday, 25th December

George got engaged to Patti. “We were in the car,” he said. “And Patti was driving and I said, ‘How about getting married?’ So then she said, ‘Yes. Okay,’ without even taking her eyes off the road. What a driver!”

Friday, 31st December

John’s estranged father, Freddie Lennon, released a cash-in single called ‘That’s My Life (My Love And Home)’. It bombed.


 
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