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December 23

Performance at the Cavern.

Radio Luxembourg's "It's The Beatles" series begins.


"I Feel Fine" number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer).


"Day Tripper"/"We Can Work It Out" number 1, 2nd week (UK Record Retailer).


UK release: "Theme From The Family Way".

UK release: "Love In The Open Air".

Opening of the UFO club, at the basement of the Blarney Club, London.


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band number 1, 21th week (Australia Kent Music Report).

"Hello, Goodbye" number 1, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).

"Magical Mystery Tour" EP number 5 (Dutch Top 40).

"Yesterday" covered by Ray Charles number 23 (Dutch Top 40).

John writes a letter to his sick father, Alfred, and sends a car for him to visit him in Weybridge.

"Those Were The Days" number 1 (Oricon Hot Singles Chart).

John and Yoko, dressed like Santa Claus, give Christmas presents to the Apple staff's children.

10:30am. The Ottawa press is surprised by the announcement of an imminent meeting of Lennon and Canada Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.

10:55am. A limousine takes John and Yoko into Canadian Parliament's building, for a 55-minute meeting with Pierre Trudeau. After the meeting, John and Yoko are interviewed by the press. From the ministerial office, the Lennons are driven to the Ministery of Public Health, to meet the Minister of Public Health, John Munro, and members of his department.

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

"Hi, Hi, Hi" number 11 (Dutch Top 40).

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over) number 17 (Dutch Top 40).

Tony Cox is freed on bail ($5,000).

The world premiere of the film "Imagine" is broadcast on US TV.


US single release: "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"/"Hari's On Tour (Express)" (Apple 1879).

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

The BBC2/Beatles season continues with the screening of the documentary film "The Beatles At Shea Stadium".

London's Wavelength's "BBC Rock Hour" broadcasts a pre-recorded interview with Paul, conducted by Sarah Ward of WMMS Cleveland, Ohio.

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

In the US, NBC TV broadcasts the first part of a pre-taped interview with Paul on the program "Friday Night Videos", featuring the promo videos of "Say Say Say" and "Pipes Of Peace".

In France, a pre-recorded performance of "Once Upon A Long Ago" by Paul, Linda and band is broadcast on the TFI-TV program "Sacrée Soirée" (recorded December 5, 1987).

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

At his home in Sussex, Paul works on the recording session for the MPL film "Daumier's Law", a short film about the artist Honore Daumier.

In Tokyo, Japanese newspapers report on Paul's upcoming tour in March. Tickets to go on sale January 7, 1990.


The Beatles Live At The BBC number 30 in Chile, 1st week in the Top 30.


Anthology 1 number 1, 3rd week in the Top 200 (US Billboard).

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.

George Harrison's home in Maui is broken into by Cristin Keleher. He cooks a frozen pizza, drinks beer from the fridge, started some laundry and phones her mother in New Jersey. Keleher was arrested and charged with burglary and theft.


1 number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).
1 number 1, 3rd week (European Music & Media).

Sir Paul McCartney is granted his own coat of arms by the College of Arms. The honor features a Liver Bird, highlighting his Liverpool connections.


Love number 1, 3rd week (European Music & Media).

The Mail On Sunday reported that documents they obtained from the Cabinet Office via the Freedom Of Information Act showed that George Harrison turned down the chance to be included in the New Year's Honours List in 2000.

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