Friday, December 31, 2010

December 31 - Today in Beatles History

Happy New Year From The Beatles!

Beatles, Happy New Year


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.

'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 (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, see 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 programme 'The Man Of The Decade', dedicated to John, is broadcast.
'Rolling Stone' nominates John the Man Of The Year 1969.

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

Paul begins High Court proceedings to end the Beatles partnership. [30 December?]
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.

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

14th and last episode of a BBC series, essentially based on 'The Beatles At The Beeb' collection.

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