UK single release: "Please Please Me"/"Ask Me Why" (Parlophone 45-R 4983).
Appearance on ABC TV's "Thank Your Lucky Stars".
With The Beatles
number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer).
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" number 1, 3rd week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"She Loves You" number 1, 4th week (Hitkrant Europarade).
End of "Beatles Christmas Show", at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.
"I Feel Fine" number 1, 4th and last week (Irish Singles Chart).
"Another Beatles Christmas Show" at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. 10:00am-7:00pm approx. George session.
number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer.)
number 1, 3rd week (US Billboard).
number 1, 4th week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"Lily The Pink" by The Scaffold number 2 (Dutch Top 40).
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" covered by Marmalade number 4 (Dutch Top 40).
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" number 1 for Elton John, 2nd and last week (US Billboard).
"Junior's Farm" number 3 (US Billboard).
"Dark Horse" number 15 (US Billboard).
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.
London premiere of Paul's film "Give My Regards To Broad Street".
George makes an appearance on the music station VH1.
Paul performs in concert at Wembley Arena, London ("Get Back Tour").
Beatles' reunion talks rise across the UK, with reports from both BBC and ITN news. The meeting of Paul, George and Ringo that was scheduled is cancelled, not because of reunion rumors, but because Ringo decided to take a skiing trip with his wife Barbara Bach.
George gives out special souvenir pieces from his previous 48-track FPSHOTS recording equipment, which he used between 1972 and 1992. Each piece came with a Friar Park certificate of authenticity. George replaced the old console with a brand new 96-track version.
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.
Paul McCartney has the top grossing US tour of 2002 making $68m.
Ringo Starr helps launch the celebrations for Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture.