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December 6

1961
Meeting of the Beatles and Brian at NEMS.

1963
The members of the Beatles Fans Club receive the first Christmas record.

1964
Premiere of the film "Ferry Cross The Mersey", at the New Victoria Cinema, London.

1965

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.

1966
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 LP.

1967

"Hello, Goodbye" number 1 (UK Record Retailer).

1968

US Gold certification: The Beatles.

UK album release: Under The Jasmine Tree, with the Modern Jazz Quartet.

1969

Abbey Road number 1, 10th week (UK Record Retailer).
Abbey Road number 1, 6th week (US Billboard).
Abbey Road 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".

1970
At the Kolnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, West Germany, the exhibition of Yoko's work "Happening And Fluxus" is shown.

1974

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".

1977
Additional recording sessions for London Town LP, at Abbey Road Studios.

1979
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.

1980
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.

1981
The "New York Daily News" publishes an interview with Yoko and Sean.

1982
UK singles release: "The Beatles Singles Collection" (Parlophone BSC 1).

1983
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.

1984
In the UK, the ITV network broadcasts the American program "Paul McCartney: The Man, His Music, His Movies" in select regions.

1985
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.

1986
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.

1987
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.

1988
In the US, rock and roll legend Roy Orbison dies of a massive heart attack. He was 52.

1991
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.

1992
In the US, the Disney Channel airs its "Eight Days A Week Tribute To The Beatles", featuring a different Beatles film every night.

1994

US release: The Beatles - Live At The BBC (Capitol CDP-8-31796-2).

In the US, Alun Owens, scriptwriter for the Beatles' first movie "A Hard Day's Night" dies after a brief illness.

1997
At the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Yoko's art exhibition "Have You Seen The Horizon Lately" is on display.

1998
In the UK, the "News Of The World" newspaper publishes a story that Paul will soon buy the Everton Football Club.

2003
Sir Paul McCartney attends the wedding of Elvis Costello and jazz artist Diana Krall in a ceremony at Elton John's UK mansion.

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