009 - January 9
"Beatles Christmas Show", at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" number 1, 5th and last week (UK Record Retailer).
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" slowly climbs up the US charts.
John declares that the slow ascention of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the US charts was "mere sympathy for British people", and that he didn't expect it being a hit in the US.
Beatles For Sale number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer).
Beatles '65 number 1 (US Billboard).
"I Feel Fine" number 1, 3rd and last week (US Billboard).
"I Feel Fine" number 1, 3rd week (US Cashbox).
"I Feel Fine" number 1, 2nd week (Hitkrant Europarade).
"I Feel Fine" number 1, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).
"I Feel Fine"/"She's A Woman" number 1, 5th week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"If I Fell" number 21 (Dutch Top 40).
A Hard Day's Night number 1 (Australia Kent Music Report).
The Beatles dominate the Top 10 of the Billboard Top-200 album chart with three entries -- Beatles '65, A Hard Day's Night, and The Beatles' Story.
"Another Beatles Christmas Show" at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
John appears on BBC-TV's "Not Only... But Also", reading one of his poems.
"Daily Express" publishes a photograph of the Beatles at the Boat Show, at the Earl's Court Exhibition Building.
Brian flies from New York to Bahamas.
Brian flies from Bahamas to the Virgin Islands, on vacation.
Studio 2. 7:00pm-1:45am. Recording: "Penny Lane" (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: "Penny Lane" (remixes 5, 6, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of flutes, trumpets, piccolos and flugelhorn for "Penny Lane".
EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. 10:00am-7:00pm., approx. George session.
John appears on the cover of 'Look' magaine, which includes the first publication of pictures taken on the August 11, 1967 photographic session with Richard Avedon at Thomson House.
End of exhibition "Guildford Minus 40" at the Royal Institute Galleries, London.
UK LP release: The Magic Christian.
John, along with Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, attends the Led Zeppelin concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
"My Sweet Lord" number 1, 3rd week (US Billboard).
"My Sweet Lord" number 1, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).
"My Sweet Lord"/"Isn't It A Pity" number 1, 4th and last week (US Cashbox).
"Isn't It A Pity" number 1, 4th week (Canadian RPM Magazine).
All Things Must Pass number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).
"No Matter What" number 29 (Dutch Top 40).
The last remaining links to the Beatles as a group are finally severed at a private hearing in London's High Court.
UK release: "Oh My My"/"No No Song".
In Los Angeles, an exhibition of Linda's photographs is on display at the Jan Baum and Iris Silverman Gallery.
"Mull Of Kintyre" number 1, 5th week (Australia Kent Music Report).
In Los Angeles, the Linda exhibition "Photographs" is displayed at the Molly Barnes Gallery.
BBC2 broadcasts the British TV premiere of Linda's animated short film "Seaside Woman".
Valotte was certified gold by the RIAA.
London premiere of the film "Twice In A Lifetime", featuring theme music from Paul.
EMI announced plans to release the first four of the 13 original Beatles albums on CD.
Paul performs in concert at the NEC International Arena, Birmingham ("Get Back Tour").
At the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Yoko's art exhibition "Have You Seen The Horizon Lately" is on display.
In Washington, D.C., an exhibition of Beatles photographs taken by Harry Benson is on display at the Govinda Gallery.
An exhibition by Yoko opens at the Minories Art Gallery in Colchester.
In Tampa, Florida, the exhibition of Linda's pictures entitled "Sixties" is on display at the Tampa Museum of Art.
In the UK, official Beatles postage stamps are released.
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