003 - January 3
George Martin is born, in London.
End of Christmas pantomime "Babes In The Wood", with Gerry and the Pacemakers.
The Beatles began their first headlining tour in Scotland appearing at the Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Morayshire.
"Beatles Christmas Show", at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.
"The Jack Paar Show" transmits a fragment of a Beatles' concert at the Winters Garden, Bournemouth. It includes "She Loves You". First important exposure of the Beatles on American television.
"Day Tripper" number 1, 3rd week (Irish Singles Chart).
"Hello, Goodbye" number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer).
30,000 copies of Two Virgins are confiscated in New Jersey, on a judge's order, accused of the pornographic cover.
Abbey Road number 1, 13th week (UK Record Retailer).
Abbey Road number 1, 9th week (US Billboard).
Studio 2. 2:30pm-12:15am. Recording: "I Me Mine" (takes 1-16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham. Last song recorded by the Beatles.
During the session, George improvises a version of "Peggy Sue Got Married".
At the Kolnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, West Germany, the exhibition of Yoko's work "Happening And Fluxus" is shown.
"Imagine" number 1, 2nd week (Australia Kent Music Report).
In Los Angeles, an exhibition of Linda's photographs is on display at the Jan Baum and Iris Silverman Gallery.
"(Just Like) Starting Over" number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).
"(Just Like) Starting Over" number 1, 2nd week (US Cashbox).
"(Just Like) Starting Over" number 1, 3rd week (Canadian RPM Magazine).
Double Fantasy number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over) number 9 (Dutch Top 40).
Beatles fans Jim and Liz Hughes officially open the doors to "Cavern Mecca", a Beatles museum.
In Los Angeles, the Linda exhibition "Photographs" is displayed at the Molly Barnes Gallery.
BBC2 re-screens the Beatles' film "Yellow Submarine".
An exclusive interview with Paul is transmitted on the Music Box, during the weekly pop-profile series "Private Eyes".
The "Beatle City" exhibition runs at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.
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.
In Tampa, Florida, the exhibition of Linda's pictures entitled "Sixties" is on display at the Tampa Museum of Art.
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