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The Beatles Bulletin: Dec. 9

On the 9th of every month, visit Woonsocket Patch for a lesson in Beatles history by Denis G. Lapierre. Watch for a new format in 2012!

Enjoy a trip down memory lane with local Beatles expert, Denis Lapierre as he explores this month in Beatles history. This column can be viewed on the 9th of every month and is accompanied by shots of items from Lapierre's extensive collection of Beatles memorabilia.

As we enter 2012, watch for a new column from our Beatles expert. What aspect of Beatles history would you like to learn about? Tell us in the comments below.

1962- Dec. 18: The Beatles fifth and final stint in Hamburg, again playing at the Star Club.

1963- Dec. 24: The Beatles Christmas Show begins at Astoria Cinema in Finsbury Park, London.

1964- Dec. 15: The LP "Beatles 65" is released in the US.

1965- Dec. 3: The single "We Can Work it Out/Day Tripper" is released in the UK.

1966- Dec. 9: The LP "A Collection of Beatles Oldies" is released in the UK only.

1967- Dec. 8: The EP "Magical Mystery Tour" is released in the US.

1968- Dec. 18: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear together inside a white bag at the Royal Albert Hall in London for a peaceful protest.

1969- Dec. 12: An LP "Live Peace in Toronto" is relased by the Plastic Ono Band worldwide.

This month's Beatles Bulletin is dedicated to Woonsocket Patch Editor Ms. Sandy Phaneuf, who made this bulletin possible with all of her hard work and dedication. A big thank you is in order! Merry Christmas, Sandy!   

Dotti Mondoux December 10, 2011 at 02:30 PM
It is hard to believe that it has been 31 years since John was taken from us. Imagine all the music we have missed from him! Miss you John! Another great column Denis. Looking forward to another year of Beatles history in 2012!
AlfinaHawaii December 10, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Can we get some details on the Beatles' Christmas Shows in 1963 and -64? I always wonder how that skit went when George was given the role of a pregnant village girl. Thanks!!!
Jordan Harris December 12, 2011 at 10:08 PM
There's going to be a great Beatles tribute called "1964" at the Stadium Theatre on January 20th & 21st!

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