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December 16

The Beatles played a night show at the Cavern Club.

End of Ringo's stay at the University College Hospital, London, to have his tonsils removed.


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

Granada TV broadcasts in London "The Music of Lennon And McCartney".

The 4th "Christmas Record" is sent to the members of the Fan Club.


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band number 1, 20th week (Australia Kent Music Report).

"Hello, Goodbye" number 1 (Dutch Top 40).

"Magical Mystery Tour" EP number 15 (Dutch Top 40).

"Yesterday" covered by Ray Charles number 29 (Dutch Top 40).

Mavis Smith begins his work as executive of the Apple press office.

John and Yoko go to Toronto to play in the Peace Festival. For 5 days they stay at Ronnie Hawkins's farm near Toronto.

"War Is Over! If You Want It" billboards go up in eleven cities around the world.

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

In New York, filming concludes for "Up Your Legs Forever".

In London, thr Ringo/Frank Zappa film "200 Motels" opens at the Classic Cinema in Piccadilly Circus.

In New York, John and Yoko record an appearance on "The David Frost Show"

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" number 1 (Dutch Tipparade).

"Hi, Hi, Hi" number 22 (Dutch Top 40).

In the UK, the London Weekend Television series "Russell Harty Plus" broadcasts Wings' promo video for "Hi Hi Hi".

At their St. John's Wood home, Paul and Linda record an appearance for the BBC1 festive holiday program "Disney Time".


US single release: "# 9 Dream"/"What You Got" (Apple 1878).

US gold certification: Dark Horse.

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

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

UK album release: It's Alright (I See Rainbows) (Polydor POLD 5073).

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 UK, Paul gives an interview to Leslie Ash for the Channel 4 program "The Tube".

In the US, Paul gives an interview to MTV.

At the London bankruptcy court, Denny Laine declares bankruptcy with debets totalling 76,035.

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.

George spends his last free day of the tour shopping at Tokyo's International Market.

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

2:40pm. Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, Santiago, Chile. Private Paul's jet arrives. From the airport, Paul goes to the Estadio Nacional.

5:55pm. Paul is awarded a medal of the Ministery of Education of Chile: Orden al Merito Cultural y Docente "Gabriela Mistral" (Gabriela Mistral Order of Cultural and Educational Merit), which carries the rank of Commander.

6:00pm. Paul's press conference.

9:50pm. Start of opening clip for Paul's concert.

10:00pm. Paul performs in concert at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile ("1993 New World Tour").

London. It is informed that Linda had surgery to extract her a cancer bundle in her breast.

Anthology 1 number 1, 2nd week; 2nd week in the top 200 (US Billboard).
Anthology 1 number 1 (European Music & Media).

In the UK, Paul learns that he will be awarded a knighthood in the Queen's New Year's Honor List. Knowing that he will be out of the country when the news is released, he videotapes an acceptance speech.

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.


1 number 1, 2nd week (European Music & Media).

The surviving Beatles and relatives of the band's late members began legal action against EMI to get royalties allegedly worth 30m. Paul, Ringo and relatives of George and John claimed EMI owed record royalties to their company Apple Corps.


Love number 1, 2nd week (European Music & Media).

Sir Paul McCartney says he's left EMI, his record label of 45 years, as it had become "boring" and he had "dreaded going to see" its executives. He told The Times that the company's handling of his music had become "symbolic of the treadmill". Paul goes on to sign a deal with Starbucks' label, Hear Music.

Paul performs in concert at the Koln Arena, Cologne, Germany.

An ultra-rare Beatles VI in-store promotional poster sold at an eBay auction for $6,300.

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