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December 12

Concert at the Nottingham Odeon.

Two shows at the Cavern Club, Liverpool at lunchtime and then again that night.


"I Want To Hold Your Hand" number 1 (UK Record Retailer).

Australian single release: "I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"This Boy" (Parlophone A 8103).

Concert at the Odeon, Nottingham.

"I Feel Fine"/"She's A Woman" number 1 (Australia Kent Music Report).

Concert at the Capitol Cinema, Cardiff. End of British tour.


UK album release: Live Peace In Toronto 1969 (Apple CORE 2001).

UK album release: No One's Gonna Change Our World (Regal Star Line SRS 5013). Debut of "Across The Universe".

London premiere: "The Magic Christian".

"My Sweet Lord" number 15 (Dutch Top 40).

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band number 23, 1st week in the ranking (US Billboard).

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

Ringo makes a live appearance on the Thames/ITV children's show "Magpie", promoting the film "Born To Boogie".


UK album release: Blast From Your Past (Apple PCS 7170).


"Mull Of Kintyre" number 1 (Australia Kent Music Report).

Additional recording sessions for London Town LP, at Abbey Road Studios.

Wings perform in concert at the Odeon, Birmingham, England ("Wings UK Tour").

March on John's homage in New York, from 23rd Street, walking down 5th Avenue, ending at the Dakota Building.

The "Liverpool Echo" publishes a tibute to John, entitled "He Only Wanted To Be Himself".

Ringo records the narration for 26 more episodes of "Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends".

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

In the US, various radio staions air the syndicated special about George, featured in the weekly series "Rockwatch".

The "Beatle City" exhibition runs at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.

In the UK, Paul makes a surprise appearance on the BBC1 Saturday program "Going Live".

George is interviewed by Selina Scott for the US TV show "West 57th Street".

In the US, CNN features a profile on George on the program "Showbiz Today".

Paul's concert at Madison Square Garden, New York ("Get Back Tour").

At Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London, Paul receives the Merit Award from "Q" magazine, honoring his "outstanding and continued contribution to the music industry".

George and Eric Clapton perform in concert at Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka ("Tour Of Japan").

John's Aunt Mimi is cremated in a private ceremony at Poole. Attending the service are Yoko, Sean and Cynthia. Paul, George and Ringo send wreaths.

In London, the exhibition by Bob Whittaker, accompaning his book "The Unseen Beatles", is on display at the Photographer's Gallery in Great Newport Gallery.

In the US, the Disney Channel airs its "Eight Days A Week Tribute To The Beatles".

Paul performs in concert at Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina ("1993 New World Tour").

George makes a brief appearance on the ITV network documentary "Curves, Contours And Body Horns", a documentary on the history of the Fender Stratocaster guitar.


US single release: "Free As A Bird"/"I Saw Her Standing There"/"This Boy"/"Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" (Capitol 8-58497-2).

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

One of EMI's newer labels, Guardian Records, announces that a deal has been made to release Ringo's next album.

In Washington, D.C., an exhibition of Beatles photographs taken by Harry Benson is displayed at the Govinda Gallery.

VH-1 in Europe broadcasts, for the first time on the station, the Dick Clark TV film "The Birth Of The Beatles".

In the UK, the BBC2 archive show "TOTP2" airs the promo video for John's 1980 recording of "I'm Losing You".

A seven inch single by the Quarry Men featuring John, Paul and George was named as the rarest record of all time, only 50 copies were made with each copy being valued at 10,000.

In Tampa, Florida, the exhibition of Linda's pictures entitled "Sixties" is displayed at the Tampa Museum of Art.

Paul told London's "Sunday Telegraph" newspaper that he cried for 14 months following the April 1998 death of his wife, Linda, but said he's now getting on with his life.

A copy of John Lennon's book, A Spaniard in the Works, which contained a lock of Lennon's hair, sold at Gorringes Auction House for 24,000. Lennon gave the book and the hair to Betty Glasow, the Beatles' hairdresser during their heyday. He wrote in the book, "To Betty, Lots of Love and Hair, John Lennon xx." The strands of hair and book had been expected to sell for between 2,000 and 4,000.

The jacket worn by George during the Beatles' early years goes on the auction block at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale, making 110,450. Also included in the sale is a pair of George’s black leather Beatle boots from 1964, selling for 61,250 against a pre-sale estimate of 12,000 – 15,000. A bright orange western-style shirt worn during his famous charity event, "The Concert For Bangladesh", sold for 23,750. Also sold was the guitar used by Paul during the 1950s as a member of the The Quarry Men. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from McCartney, the guitar sold for 43,250.

Paul joins Bruce Springsteen, Kanye Wayne, Billy Joel, The Who, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon Jovi in concert at Madison Square Garden. Proceeds go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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