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Default 366 - December 31

December 31

The Beatles leave from Liverpool to London on Neil's car. Brian goes by train.

They sleep at the Royal Hotel, Woburn Place, London.

Ted "Kingsize" Taylor ends recordings of groups at the Star Club, Hamburg.

"Beatles Christmas Show", at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.


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

"Another Beatles Christmas Show" at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

Party at Norman Newell's house, 40 Montagu Mansions, Marylebone, London. The Beatles attend.

UK single release: "That's My Life (My Love And My Home)"/"The Next Time You Feel Important", for the Pye label, recorded by Alfred Lennon.

US gold certification: Beatles '65.

The Beatles appear on the front page of "Big", Italian magazine. Headline: "Beatles: Buon Natale da Londra" ("Beatles: Merry Christmas from London").


Yesterday... And Today, 28th week in the Top 200 (US Billboard).

Brian books Fats Domino for his 1st UK contract, at the Saville Theatre.

George is refused admission into the night club Annabel's, because he is not wearing a tie. Later, he and friends, including Brian, are seen at the Lyons Corner House restaurant/cafe, Coventry Street, London.

New Year's party at Cilla Black's flat, 96 Portland Place, London. Following a Northern tradition, Ringo is sent out, left alone in the street.

Brian's NEMS shares are transfered to Queenie.

Arts Laboratory, London. Party attended by John and Yoko.

BBC's TV program "The Man Of The Decade", dedicated to John, is broadcast.

"Rolling Stone" nominates John the "Man Of The Year 1969".

John declares to New Musical Express he is considering to leave the group.

Paul begins High Court proceedings to end the Beatles partnership. Peter Brown renounces.

John reveals that he took drugs since he was 17, and blames Paul for the dissolution of the Beatles since he wanted to dominate them all.

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

Ringo holds a New Year's Eve party at Ronnie Scott's Club in London.

"Record & Tape Retailer" publishes an article stating that "My Sweet Lord" was the top selling single of the year.

In the US, "Record World" magazine votes Imagine - "Album Of The Year", "My Sweet Lord" - "Best Single Disc Of The Year", George Harrison - "Top Male Vocalist Of 1971" and Paul and Linda - "Top Duo Of The Year".

At the Record Plant West Studios in Los Angeles, John produces the recording of "Too Many Cooks", featuring lead vocals by Mick Jagger.

The Beatles' association is dissolved, with a document signed by each Beatle.

In London, Apple Corps Ltd. year-end financial report reveals a turnover of 3,759,127 which, after tax and expenses, results in a profit of 261,075.

In London, Apple Corps Ltd. year-end financial report reveals a turnover of 2,540,979 which, after tax and expenses, results in a profit of 261,075.

In his Dakota apartment, John records numerous home demos.

John and Yoko spend New Year's Eve at the Shun Lee Dynasty restaurant in Manhattan.


"Mull Of Kintyre" number 1, 5th week (UK British Market Research Bureau).
"Mull Of Kintyre" number 1, 4th week (Irish Singles Chart).
"Mull Of Kintyre" number 1, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).

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

In New York, John and Yoko dissolve their various companies, including Bag Productions Ltd. and Joko Films Ltd.


"Say Say Say" number 1, 4th week (US Billboard).
"Say Say Say" number 1, 3rd week (Canadian RPM Magazine).

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

A pre-recorded interview with Paul is transmitted on the Signal radio station.

Capital Radio in London airs a pre-recorded interview with Paul.

BBC2 re-broadcasts the 1986 Prince's Trust Charity Gala Concert, featuring Paul.

In the UK, EMI deletes from their catalog John's singles "Cold Turkey", "Instant Karma", "Power To The People", #9 Dream", "Stand By Me" and "Love".

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

In the UK on BBC Radio Two, the fourteenth and last episode of the weekly series "The Beeb's Lost Beatles Tapes", essentially based on "The Beatles At The Beeb" collection, is transmitted.

In the US, "Amusement Business" magazine publishes its year-end survey of top-grossing concerts. Paul is pleased to be in this list, including the $3,550,560 grossed for two shows at the University Of California, Berkeley.

In the UK, the final part of "The Beatles Anthology" is transmitted on the ITV network.

Just months after being released on home video, BBC2 airs the television premiere of the Rolling Stones' 1968 film "Rock And Roll Circus", featuring John and Yoko.

Paul McCartney is to become a Sir after he is listed in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.

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, 7th week (UK Official UK Charts Company).

The Beatles' "Anthology" is number 1, 5th and last week, on the New York Times Best Seller List.

John's song "Imagine" is voted the nation's favorite song, a quarter of a century after his death. A UK radio station conducted the poll of 7,000 listeners. The Beatles were voted second and third place with "Hey Jude" and "Let It Be". Also making the list were "Yesterday" 12th, "Strawberry Fields Forever" 26th, "Penny Lane" 37th and "She Loves You" 43rd.

A draft of a letter John wrote to Eric Clapton on Sept. 29, 1971 asking him to collaborate on a musical project sold for $35,000 at an auction.

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