December 11, 2006

1965 Beatles fan club Christmas recording

Information and picture from the Wikipedia entry for The Beatles' Christmas Album

"Each year from 1963 to 1969, The Beatles had recorded a short Christmas message for their fans, comprised of carols, skits, jokes, and thanks to the loyal "Beatle People". Each recording was pressed onto a 17.5 inch flexi disc and mailed free to the British members of the Fan Club.".

  • Recorded: October 19, 1965
  • Released: December 17, 1965
  • Total Time: 6:26
  • Transcript

    Several off-key, a capella versions of "Yesterday" are dispersed throughout the record, alongside Lennon's "Happy Christmas to Ya List'nas," "Auld Lang Syne," a possible copyright infringement of the Four Tops' "It's the Same Old Song," and an original poem titled "Christmas Comes But Once a Year."

    Many members of the Beatles' US fan club did not receive this (or any) Christmas flexi-disc in 1965. Rather, they received a black and white postcard, with a photo of the fab four and the message, "Season's Greetings -- Paul, Ringo, George, John."

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