Meeting of the Beatles and Brian at NEMS.
The members of the Beatles Fans Club receive the first Christmas record.
Premiere of the film "Ferry Cross The Mersey", at the New Victoria Cinema, London.
UK EP release: "The Beatles' Million Sellers" (Parlophone GEP 8946).
US single release: "We Can Work It Out"/"Day Tripper" (Capitol 5555).
US album release: Rubber Soul
Capitol ST 2442).
Epstein presents the D'Oyly Carte Opera on Gilbert and Sullivan season, at the Saville Theatre.
Studio 2. 6:45pm-1:50am. Recording: "Christmas Messages For Radio London" (takes 1, 2); "Christmas Messages For Radio Caroline" (takes 1, 2); "When I'm Sixty-Four" (takes 1, 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
First session for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
"Hello, Goodbye" number 1 (UK Record Retailer).
US Gold certification: The Beatles
UK album release: Under The Jasmine Tree
, with the Modern Jazz Quartet.
number 1, 10th week (UK Record Retailer).
number 1, 6th week (US Billboard).
number 1, 7th week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"Something" number 1, 4th and last week (Canadian RPM Magazine).
"Come Together" number 1, 3rd and last week (US Cashbox).
"Come Together" number 27 (Dutch Top 40).
"Something"/"Come Together" number 1, 3rd week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"Come Together"/"Something" number 1 (German Media Control Top 100).
"Cold Turkey", 6th and last week in the Top 28 (US Billboard).
"Cold Turkey" number 40 (Dutch Top 40).
Ringo appears on the "David Frost Show".
At the Kolnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, West Germany, the exhibition of Yoko's work "Happening And Fluxus" is shown.
UK single release: "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"/"I Don't Care Anymore" (Apple R 6002).
George performs in concert (2 shows) at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada ("North American Tour").
In England, BBC Radio One transmits a pre-recorded interview with George on the program "Rockspeak".
Additional recording sessions for London Town
LP, at Abbey Road Studios.
BBC TV announces that this year's festive programing will be called "A Beatles Christmas" and will televise six Beatles movies over the holidays.
George and Olivia attend the Springfield Boys Club Christmas show in Big Hill, Harrow, London.
John is mixing "Walking On Thin Ice".
John and Yoko interview with Andy Peebles for BBC Radio One's "The Lennon Tapes".
The December issue of "Playboy" hits the stands, featuring the first part of John and Yoko's interview from September.
John's killer checks into the YMCA on 63th Street. On his way to the Dakota, he stops in a record store and buys Double Fantasy
The "New York Daily News" publishes an interview with Yoko and Sean.
UK singles release: "The Beatles Singles Collection" (Parlophone BSC 1).
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, the ITV network broadcasts the American program "Paul McCartney: The Man, His Music, His Movies" in select regions.
BBC1 transmits an interview with Yoko, entitled "Yoko Ono: A Life After John" (recorded December 2, 1985).
In the UK, Paul records an interview with Alan Grimadell of the National Association of Hospital Broadcasting Organisations, entitled "Paul McCartney: The Man". The interview is intended for broadcast to UK hospital patients only.
BBC1 airs the drama program "John Lennon: A Journey In His Life", featuring a reflective look back at John's life. Starring as John is Bernard Hill. Immediately after this show, BBC1 airs the program "Yoko: A Life After John", featuring an exclusive interview with Yoko.
This week's edition of the BBC listing's magazine "Radio Times" features John on the cover.
Ringo becomes a spokeman for a wine cooler. The first Beatle to push a product.
BBC Radio One repeats the documentary "The Words And Music Of John Lennon".
In the US, the program "The Beatles - Twist And Shout" is syndicated to radio stations across the country.
In the US, various radio stations air the syndicated radio tribute "John Lennon Remembered".
The "Beatle City" exhibition runs at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.
In the US, rock and roll legend Roy Orbison dies of a massive heart attack. He was 52.
John's Aunt Mimi, Mary Elizabeth Smith, dies at her home in Poole, Dorset. She was 88.
George and Eric Clapton perform in concert at Sun Plaza Hall, Hiroshima ("Tour Of Japan").
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", featuring a different Beatles film every night.
US release: The Beatles - Live At The BBC
In the US, Alun Owens, scriptwriter for the Beatles' first movie "A Hard Day's Night" dies after a brief illness.
At the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Yoko's art exhibition "Have You Seen The Horizon Lately" is on display.
In the UK, the "News Of The World" newspaper publishes a story that Paul will soon buy the Everton Football Club.
Sir Paul McCartney attends the wedding of Elvis Costello and jazz artist Diana Krall in a ceremony at Elton John's UK mansion.