Today in Beatle History
Tue, November 25th, 2014
Fri, November 25th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Sun, November 25th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club, Liverpool - a night performance.
Mon, November 25th, 1963  The Beatles tape an interview and musical performance for Granada Television. Part of the material was for the program "Late Scene Extra" (broadcast November 27), with the remainder being used for "Scene at 6:30" (broadcast December 20). The Beatles recorded lip-sync "performances" of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "This Boy".
Wed, November 25th, 1964  The Beatles, at Aeolian Hall in London, record six songs for the BBC radio program "Saturday Club". They record "Rock and Roll Music", "I'm a Loser", "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby", "I Feel Fine", "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey", and "She's a Woman", plus the obligatory interview. For unknown reasons, four of the six songs used on the broadcast tape were not the versions recorded this day, but versions taped for a "Top Gear" program. Broadcast on December 26. Two songs from this session are included on the 1994 Beatles double-CD "Live at the BBC": "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" and "Rock and Roll Music" (Disc two, Tracks 20-21).
Fri, November 25th, 1966  The Beatles record their fourth Christmas record in a small studio in the London office of their music publisher, Dick James. The record is distributed to members of The Beatles' fan club.
Mon, November 25th, 1968  US release of Beatles double LP "The Beatles" (The White Album) (Apple). Songs: "Back in the USSR", "Dear Prudence", "Glass Onion", "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", "Wild Honey Pie", "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", "Martha My Dear", "I'm So Tired", "Blackbird", "Piggies", "Rocky Raccoon", "Don't Pass Me By", "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?", "I Will", "Julia", "Birthday", "Yer Blues", "Mother Nature's Son", "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey", "Sexy Sadie", "Helter Skelter", "Long Long Long", "Revolution 1", "Honey Pie", "Savoy Truffle", "Cry Baby Cry", "Revolution 9", and "Good Night". Issued only in stereo in the US. 101 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.