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Default 339 - December 4

December 4

Alfred Lennon leaves to America.

Representatives of Deutsche Grammophone London office visit Liverpool to meet Brian and listen to his asking of "My Bonnie" being released as single in the UK. [December 5th?]

5:00-5:29pm. BBC's "The Talent Spot" broadcast (recorded December 2, 1962).

Trip to London. Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. Live appearance on Associated-Rediffusion's "Tuesday's Rendezvous".


"She Loves You", 14th week in the Top 10 (UK Record Retailer).

Please Please Me LP, 37th week in the Top 10 (UK Record Retailer).

With The Beatles number 1, 2nd week (UK Record Retailer).

"I Want To Hold Your Hand" number 1 (UK Record Retailer).


UK album release: Beatles For Sale (Parlophone PCS 3062).

Argentina single release: "A Hard Day's Night"/"Long Tall Sally" (Odeon POPS DTOA 3274).

Brian arrives in London from Los Angeles.

"Yesterday" number 1, 4th week (Dutch Top 40).

"Help!" number 12 (Dutch Top 40).

Appearance on "Thank Your Lucky Stars".

Concert at the City Hall, Newcastle.

John sees a preview of an exhibition by Jonathan Hague at the Royal Institute Galleries, London.


Australian LP release: The Beatles (Apple PMCO 7037/8 {mono} & Apple PCSO 7067/8 {stereo}).

George sends a memo to the Apple personnel announcing the arrival of the Hell's Angels.

The "New York Times" quotes the sovietic critic A. Martinosa, who affirms that the Beatles have become the rich idols of the Philistines.

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


"Imagine" number 1, 2nd and last week (Canadian RPM Magazine).
"Imagine" number 14 (Dutch Top 40).

"Melody Maker" publishes John's stinging letter in reply to Paul's interview published on November 20.


George performs in concert (2 shows) at Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan ("North American Tour").

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

US single release: "Getting Closer"/"Goodnight Tonight" (Columbia Hall Of Fame 13-33405), "My Love"/"Maybe I'm Amazed" (Columbia Hall Of Fame 13-33407), "Uncle Albert"/"Admiral Halsey"//"Jet" (Columbia Hall Of Fame 13-33408), "Band On The Run"/"Helen Wheels" (Columbia Hall Of Fame 13-33409).

At the Hit Factory in New York, John records the guitar and keyboard tracks for Yoko's "Walking On Thin Ice".

At the Compass Point Studios in Hollywood, Ringo records a new vocal track for "Back Off Boogaloo".


The John Lennon Collection number 1 (UK British Market Research Bureau).

"Wake Up My Love" number 53 (US Billboard).

At the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles, the stage play "Beatlemania" runs for a limited time.

In the US, the CBS TV program "Entertainment Tonight" airs the second part of an interview with Paul.

Ringo records the narration for 26 more episodes of "Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends".

In Scotland, the Handmade film "A Private Function" is screened at the Glasgow Film Theatre.

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

In France, TFI-TV broadcasts a "Rapido" Beatles special, featuring various Beatles and Paul promo videos, excerpts from Ringo's films and interviews.

In the US, various radio stations air the syndicated radio tribute "John Lennon Remembered".

Paul's concert at the Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois ("Get Back Tour").

Paul, Linda and band are followed by a CBS TV news team working on a special edition for the program "48 Hours".

In the UK, BBC Radio Five's program "Cult Heores" features John in this week's edition.

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.

In the US, Linda is seen in a pre-recorded appearance on the show "Hard Copy" and a promo interview with her is featured on the CNN program "Showbiz Today".


UK single release: "Free As A Bird"/"I Saw Her Standing There"/"This Boy"/"Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" (Apple R 6422).

Paul's version of "Come Together", from the War Child charity album Help!, is released.

In the US, the ABC TV show "Good Morning America" airs a brief video clip of Paul, George and Ringo performing "Blue Moon Of Kentucky", recorded at George's home on June 23, 1994.

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

In New York, the US premiere of "A Garland For Linda" is held at the Riverside Church, the scene of her American memorial service last year.


1 number 1, 3rd week (Australia ARIA Charts).

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