The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 15, 1969

Today in Centeral London, The Plastic Ono Band took part in a benefit concert for Unicef, at the Lyceum Ballroom.

The event was titled Peace For Christmas. Performing today included the Young Rascals, Desmond Dekker and the Aces, Blue Mink and Black Velvet. Emperor Rosko was the disc jockey between the performances.

The other members of the Plastic Ono Band’s first show at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival also agreed to play: Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass, and Alan White on drums, plus Billy Preston on keyboards. Clapton arrived with almost all of Delaney & Bonnie’s touring band, which at the time included George Harrison. This, therefore, was the first time Lennon and Harrison had performed at a scheduled concert since The Beatles’ last show on 29 August 1966. It was also the Plastic Ono Band’s only European concert.


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