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Beatles 50th Blog posts of '2018' 'November'

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 23, 1968

The Beatles enjoying the Holiday Season.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 22, 1968

The Beatles taking a break from recording.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 21, 1968

The Beatles are getting ready for the Holidays.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 20, 1968
 On December 20, 1968 The Beatles’ Released Another Christmas Album

On December 20, 1968 The Beatles released their sixth Christmas album. It was called The Beatles’ 1968 Christmas Record and was sent to fan club members in the UK and in the US. It included a song by Tiny Tim called Nowhere Man.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 19, 1968

The Beatles take a break

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 18, 1968

At the Roayl Albert Hall in London, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared onstage in a white bag as part of the Underground Christmas Party. The event was held by the Arts Lab, trying to encourage them to become active participants rather than passive consumers.

Lennon and Ono sat on the side of the stage as other poets and musicians performed at the event. When their time came, they entered the bag, remaining there while a man played a flute. The couple's 30-minute conceptual performance was titled Alchemical Wedding. The bag was, they explained, to ensure "total communication" with the audience. The following year the concept was reintroduced by the pair as Bagism, an attempt to satirize prejudice and stereotyping.

During the performance a protestor ran to the stage, holding a banner about the British government's involvement in the Nigerian civil war. "Do you care, John Lennon? Do you care?" the protestor shouted at the couple.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 17, 1968

Again, the Beatles are taking some time off recording

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 16, 1968

The Beatles taking some time off recording

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 15, 1968

The Beatles are taking a break today

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 14, 1968

The Beatles are taking a day off today