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December 17

Returning from Hamburg, the Beatles performed at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool. Chas Newby joined the Beatles on bass guitar (to replace Stu Sutcliffe, who had remained in Hamburg), a position he would hold for only two weeks and four performances.

Transmission of a performance for Granada TV's "People And Places".

James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio. Carroll played "I Want To Hold Your Hand".

Being an hour early for today's BBC session, the Beatles buy clothes at Simpson's, 203 Piccadilly, London. [December 18th?]

The Playhouse Theatre, London. 3:00-6:30pm. Recording for BBC's "Saturday Club": "All I Want For Christmas"; "All My Loving"; "This Boy"; "I Want To Hold Your Hand"; "Till There Was You"; "Roll Over Beethoven"; "She Loves You"; "Crimble Medley". Christmas special edition.


"I Feel Fine" number 1, 2nd week (UK Record Retailer).
"I Feel Fine" number 1, 3rd week (UK Mersey Beat).

Granada TV transmits "The Music Of Lennon And McCartney" for all England.

Brian and Derek Taylor fly to New York to arrange a promotional visit for the Silkie. The Moody Blues fly too.

The 3rd "Christmas Record" is sent to the members of the Fan Club.


Yesterday... And Today, 26th week in the Top 200 (US Billboard).

Newspapers report that Brian has just been to Paris. One speculates he was "signing up De Gaulle".

Tara Browne and Suki Poitier spend the evening watching television at a friend's house in Earl Court.


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band number 1, 25th week (UK Record Retailer).

Cream is announced for a concert at the Saville Theatre.

Hanover Banqueting Rooms, London. Party hosted by John and George for the Area Secretaries of the Official Beatles Fan Club and other friends. Screening of a preview of "Magical Mystery Tour" and "The Beatles at Shea Stadium".

New York premiere: "Candy".

12th episode of a BBC series, essentially based on "The Beatles At The Beeb" collection.

At Ontario's New Science Center, John and Yoko hold a press conference to announce the "Peace And Poetry Festival", to be held in Toronto, to take place from July 3-5, 1970.

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

At the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, John performs at another benefit concert, for the families of the victims of the riot at Attica State Prison.

George performs in concert (2 shows) at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ("North American Tour").


"Mull Of Kintyre" number 1, 3rd week (UK British Market Research Bureau).
"Mull Of Kintyre" number 1, 2nd week (Irish Singles Chart).

Love Songs number 7 (UK British Market Research Bureau).

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

At the "Row Barge" public house near his home, George makes an unannounced appearance and gives an impromptu performance on guitar for the patrons.

David Ackroyd purchases the one-millionth copy of "Mull Of Kintyre" in the UK and becomes the first record buyer to receive a Gold Disc.

Wings perform in concert at the Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland ("Wings UK Tour").

Tonight's performance of "Coming Up" is recorded to be issued as a single.

In the US, "The Daily Report" newspaper publishes an interview with Ringo, promoting his new album Stop An dSmell The Roses.


"Say Say Say" number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).
"Say Say Say" number 1, 2nd week (US Cashbox).
"Say Say Say" number 1 (Canadian RPM Magazine).

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.

BBC Radio One transmits part three of a three-part interview with Paul.

In the US, Paul's promo video for "Pretty Little Head" is added to MTV's video playlist.

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

At AIR Studios in London, Paul works on new songs with George Martin for the "Rupert The Bear" movie.

In the UK on BBC Radio Two, the twelveth episode of the weekly series "The Beeb's Lost Beatles Tapes", essentially based on "The Beatles At The Beeb" collection, is transmitted.

In the UK, Channel 4 broadcasts the MPL documentary "From Rio To Liverpool", featuring interviews and live concert footage from Rio De Janeiro, Philadelphia, Glasgow and Liverpool.

George and Eric Clapton perform in concert at Tokyo Dome Stadium, Tokyo ("Tour Of Japan").

During tonight's encore, Dhani joins his father on stage, where they perform "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Roll Over Beethoven".

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

In the US, Paul and ABC TV are said to be near a deal that'd have the TV network airing two McCartney specials.

12:45am. Paul arrives at the Hyatt Hotel, after his concert.

4:00am. End of Paul's dinner in his suite at the Hyatt Hotel.

10:40am. Members of Paul's party arrive at the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, to arrange Paul's leave.

11:30am. Paul's bodyguards arrive at the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, to check the Aconcagua hall.

12:00noon approx. Paul leaves the Hyatt Hotel.

1:30pm. Paul flies from the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, Santiago, Chile, to London.

London newspaper "The Sunday Times" reports that Prime Minister John Major has received appliances of various deputies for the Beatles to be knighted.

In the UK, the ITV network transmits the fourth part of "The Beatles Anthology".

Linda makes her first public appearance since the news of her cancer scare.

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

2:00pm EST. Paul makes his only public performance of the year via the Internet, presenting the world exclusive program "The McCartney Wide Prairie Show".

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.


1 number 1, 5th week (UK Official UK Charts Company).

Paul McCartney earns $60m from touring, according to an end-of-year chart compiled by US magazine Billboard.

Sir Paul McCartney performes an intimate lunchtime gig at the 100 Club on London's Oxford Street, the historic music venue threatened with closure.

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