"just rattle your jewellery”

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“One of these days we must sort through our old compositions. We might be sitting on a goldmine! Some of them might stand a chance. Meanwhile we go on writing – mainly for our next LP.” John, April 1963 ⁠

This, the band’s appearance on the annual Royal Variety Show was, in publicity terms, the biggest night of their career so far. ⁠

Staged in front of members of the Royal Family, the show was watched in almost every home in Britain. ⁠

John’s famous introduction to the band’s last song was *the* moment of The Beatles’ early TV career – the following day, everyone was talking about it: ⁠

“For our last number I’d like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewellery. We’d like to sing a song called, ‘Twist And Shout’.” ⁠

Despite The Beatles’ continued success, they refused all further requests to appear on the show. ⁠