December 12, 2006

1966 Beatles fan club Christmas recording

  • Recorded: November 25, 1966
  • Released: December 16, 1966
  • Total Time: 6:40
  • Transcript

    A disjointed collection of original songs and dramatic skits are featured in the 1966 offering. The songs include "Everywhere It's Christmas," "Orowanya," and "Please Don't Bring Your Banjo Back." The sketches performed include "Podgy the Bear and Jasper Visit Felpin Mansions."

    This is a different, more creative Christmas recording than the ones of the previous years. The Beatles were of course in the midst of recording "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" when they did this particular Christmas fan club greeting. I'd say the creativity fires were stoked (thank you Bob Dylan!).

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

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