John Lennon:”…just rattle your jewelry” + Twist and shout

Written by on November 4, 2021



November 4, 1963: The Beatles topped the bill at The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre in London. With the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in the audience, this was the night when John Lennon made his famous remark that the people “in the cheaper seats, clap your hands. The rest of you, just rattle your jewelery”. By all reports, the Royals loved the cheekiness.

This was planned in advance, although Lennon had told manager Brian Epstein that he was actually going to tell them to “rattle your fucking jewelry”.

The show would be broadcast on The BBC on November 10, 1963.




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