1966 : George Harrison is refused admission to Annabel's nightclub in London for not wearing a tie, so he, and his party, including wife Patti, Brian Epstein and Eric Clapton see in the New Year at Joe Lyon's Corner House in Coventry Street in the West End of London.
1970 : Paul McCartney files suit against the rest of the group to dissolve THE BEATLES & Co. partnership and seeks the appointment of a receiver to handle the group's affairs. He also ends links with Allen Klein who now handles the affairs of the other 3. Happy New Year for all their fans.
It's my turn to wish you all a very good New Year's Eve dinner and at the same time a very very
HAPPY NEW YEAR ! God bless...
Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero.
Dec. 26, 1971 : My Sweet Lord hits US #1, giving Harrison a second accolade as the first ex-Beatle with a chart-topping single. Originally given away by Harrison to Billy Preston for his Apple album Encouraging Word and even scheduled as a Preston single release, it becomes a worldwide #1, selling over 5 million copies. Left : French picture cover. Right below : Italian pressing dating back to 30.11.1970.
Dec.26, 1975 : Harrison guests on BBC TV's "Rutland Weekend Television".
"The Beatles Christmas Show" , with Rolf Harris, The Barron Knights, Tommy Quickly, The Fourmost, Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas and Cilla Black, mixing music and pantomime, opens at London's Finsbury Park Astoria. It will run until Jan.11, 1964. "Another Beatles Christmas Show" opens at London's Hammersmith Odeon, with Freddie & The Dreamers, The Yardbirds, Elkie Brooks, Jimmy Savile, Mike Haslam, Mike Cotton Sound, Sounds Incorporated and Ray Fell. The show will end Jan.16, 1965.
Thirty years ago John was cold-blooded murdered / Il y a 30 ans, John fut assassiné de sang-froid. Tribute...
Instant Karma ! : by Lennon/Ono (With the Plastic Ono Band) and George Harrison on guitar released in February 1970 : recorded in a day and produced by Phil Spector, hits UK #5 and US #3. George plays guitar and Allen Klein and assorted club-goers from London's Hatchetts club provide chorus.
Imagine : by John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (October 1971) :
-album : Imagine, commercially his most successful LP record, features a melodic pop sound and is acclaimed as his best solo work. The album, containing 2 thinly-veiled attacks on Paul McCartney in Crippled Inside and How Do You Sleep ?, tops both UK and US charts.
-single (released in 10/1971) : peace-themed Imagine hits US #3; Lennon resists its UK release. Mais heureusement pas en Belgique ni en France et aussi dans la plupart des autres pays du Globe.