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Jerry Apr 28, 2003 10:12 PM

006 - January 6
January 6

Performance at the Cavern, with the Collegians.

"Beatles Christmas Show", at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.


"I Feel Fine" number 1, 6th and last week (UK Record Retailer).

"Another Beatles Christmas Show" at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).


US Gold certification: "We Can Work It Out"/"Day Tripper".

"Day Tripper"/"We Can Work It Out" number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer).

Studio 2. 7:00pm-1:00am. Recording: "Penny Lane" (overdub onto take 7, tape reduction take 7 into take 8, overdub onto take 8, tape reduction take 8 into take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band number 1, 23th week (Australia Kent Music Report).

"Hello, Goodbye" number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).
"Hello, Goodbye" number 1, 2nd and last week (US Cashbox).
"Hello, Goodbye" number 1, 4th and last week (Dutch Top 40).

"Hello Goodbye"/"I Am The Walrus" number 1 (Australia Kent Music Report).

Magical Mystery Tour number 1 (US Billboard).

"Magical Mystery Tour" EP number 3, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).

"Yesterday" covered by Ray Charles number 27 (Dutch Top 40).

"Those Were The Days" number 1, 3rd week (Oricon Hot Singles Chart).

At the Kolnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, West Germany, the exhibition of Yoko's work "Happening And Fluxus" is shown.

John and Yoko announce the formation of Joko Films Ltd.

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over) number 6 (Dutch Top 40).

"Hi, Hi, Hi" number 8, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).

"Melody Maker" publishes an interview with Yoko, titled "Yoko Goes It Alone". Included is a review of her album Approximate Infinite Universe.

In Los Angeles, an exhibition of Linda's photographs is on display at the Jan Baum and Iris Silverman Gallery.

In Los Angeles, the Linda exhibition "Photographs" is displayed at the Molly Barnes Gallery.


US release: "Nobody Told Me"/"O'Sanity".

Virgin Video reports that Paul's home video "Rupert And The Frog Song" sells some 130,000 copies, making it the second most successful video ever released in the UK.

Paul performs in concert at the NEC International Arena, Birmingham ("Get Back Tour").

UK album release: Curly Sue (Giant Records 7599 24439 2), soundtrack album for film, featuring Ringo's song "You Never Know".

At the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Yoko's art exhibition "Have You Seen The Horizon Lately" is on display.

Two bronze busts worth 50,000 were stolen from a garden at George Harrison's estate in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Thieves had climbed a 10-foot wall and cut the figures of two monks from their stone plinths.


Flaming Pie is nominated for "Best Album of 1997", eventually losing to Bob Dylan's Time Out Of Mind.

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.

A spokesman for Paul McCartney announced the former Beatles had donated more than $2 million to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson. McCartney's late wife, Linda, had received treatment at both places for the breast cancer that took her life in 1998.


1 number 1, 4th week (US Billboard).
1 number 1, 4th week (US Billboard).
1 number 1, 5th week (European Music & Media).


Love number 1, 5th week (European Music & Media).

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