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"The Beatles don't exist, especially now as John Lennon isn't alive.
The story comes around every time that Paul needs some publicity."

- George


Over two years after the filming, Ringo finally narrates the film Walking After Midnight. A companion book is published that includes George's story behind his song 'The Art Of Dying', extracted from his 1980 publication I Me Mine. Ringo writes the preface to the book, which also features photos of him.

Cynthia Lennon releases a limited edition reproduction set of John's 1968 cartoons on Apple headed notepaper.

Friday January 4

Due to the outbreak of the Gulf War, Yoko, Sean and Lenny Kravitz update John's 1969 anthem 'Give Peace A Chance' with twenty other top pop personalities of the day. (It is released on January 15 and is credited to the Peace Choir.)

Saturday January 19

In the States, a pre-taped interview with George is featured on the MTV programme Week In Rock, in which he talks about the war in the Middle East. The six-minute feature also includes a report on the new Give Peace A Chance promotional film.

Friday January 25

At 6:30pm, at the Limehouse Studios, situated at 128 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, Middlesex, Paul and his band perform live before a specially invited audience of around 200 for a videotaping of a programme in the MTV series Unplugged. For the show, Paul and his group perform in three separate sets: 'Mean Woman Blues', 'Matchbox', 'Midnight Special', 'I Lost My Little Girl', 'Here, There And Everywhere', 'San Francisco Bay Blues', 'We Can Work It Out' (in all attempted four times), 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky', 'I've Just Seen A Face', 'Every Night', 'Be-Bop-A-Lu-La', 'She's A Woman', 'And I Love Her', 'The Fool', 'Things We Said Today', 'That Would Be Something', 'Blackbird', 'Hi-Heel Sneakers', 'Good Rockin' Tonight' and 'Junk'. At this point, Paul switches to the drums for 'Ain't No Sunshine', featuring a lead vocal from Hamish Stuart, after which, the musicians return to how they were before for another stab at 'We Can Work It Out' and, to close the show, 'Singing The Blues'.

The 51-minute Unplugged programme premieres on MTV in America on April 3, with simultaneous FM stereo transmissions, networked to participating radio stations by the Global Satellite Network. The broadcast is preceded by a 15-minute radio interview with Paul in which he discusses how he came to choose some of the songs appearing on the show. (The TV programme only is repeated on MTV in America on April 7.) The first MTV Europe broadcast occurs on May 13. In the UK, on terrestrial television, the first screening takes place on the ITV channel TSW, serving the South West of England, on June 10, with a further airing, this time to a much wider audience, on Channel 4, on August 26, delayed for a week from its original August 18 scheduled airing. Incidentally, the TSW airing is hastily screened on this date to correspond with Paul's Unplugged gig in Cornwall, in the South West of England, which had taken place three days previously on June 7. A further scenario takes place in Denmark when, on the eve of Paul's secret concert at the Falkoner Theatre in Copenhagen, the MTV Unplugged show is transmitted on national Danish television on July 23.

The songs 'Here, There And Everywhere', 'And I Love Her', 'That Would Be Something', 'Junk' (instrumental) and 'I Lost My Little Girl' are sang here for the first time in public. The latter is a song that Paul wrote when he was 14 years old. 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky' is performed in both slow and fast versions. 'We Can Work It Out' is repeated, complete with false starts, when Paul forgot the lyrics. Much of the performance appears later on the album Unplugged (The Official Bootleg), released in the UK on May 20 and in America on June 4 which adds the following tracks not included in the TV transmission: 'San Francisco Bay Blues', 'Hi-Heel Sneakers' and 'Ain't No Sunshine'. Although the songs 'Mean Woman Blues', 'Matchbox', 'Midnight Special', 'The Fool' and 'Things We Said Today' will remain unscreened, audio from some of these tracks will appear on singles such as the promotional CD 'Biker Like An Icon'. 'Midnight Special' and 'Things We Said Today' will appear officially in Holland on November 8, 1993, as part of a CD with 'Biker Like An Icon' (live and studio versions). (Only 'Matchbox' and 'The Fool' remain unissued in any form.)

Monday January 28

Paul is featured on The Live Show, syndicated in America by Radio Today, and featuring Paul's 'John Lennon Medley'. Also today, a pre-taped short interview with Paul, in which he talks about going back out on the road in 1992, is featured in the US TV programme Pan E! Vision.

The BBC in England announces that it is refusing to play the new version of 'Give Peace A Chance' by the Peace Choir. It claims this is down to their new policy of not playing anti-war material.


At the end of the month, Ringo plays drums in the Nils Lofgren promotional video for the song 'Valentine', a track featured on Lofgren's new Silver Lining album. The clip also features the direction of Zack Snyder and a cameo appearance by Bruce Springsteen.

Sunday February 17

George, accompanied by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, attends Bob Dylan's concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, where he presents Dylan with a bunch of flowers but declines to perform. George is reportedly seen in the audience during all eight of Dylan's concerts at this London venue.

Wednesday February 20

At the annual Grammy Awards ceremony, held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, John posthumously receives the Lifetime Achievement Award. (Paul received the same accolade one year previously on February 21, 1990.)


During a meeting of the National Association of Record Merchandisers in San Francisco, Ringo, by way of a pre-recorded videotaped message, announces that he has just signed a new recording contract with the label Private Music. During the month in California, recording commences on his Time Takes Time album, featuring production work by Jeff Lynne, Phil Ramone, Don Was and Peter Asher. Tracks recorded include: 'Don't Know A Thing About Love', 'I Don't Believe In You', 'Runaways', 'After All These Years', 'In A Heartbeat', 'Don't Go Where The Road Don' Go', 'Golden Blunders', 'All In The Name Of Love', 'What Goes Around', 'Don't Be Cruel' and 'Everybody Wins'. In addition, Ringo records the McCartney song 'Angel In Disguise', 'Thank You For Being A Friend' and the Jeff Lynne produced track 'Call Me'. (The sessions will continue, periodically until September this year, with the album being concluded during February of 1992 when the track 'Weight Of The World' is recorded.)

The 1972 Apple film Born To Boogie starring Marc Bolan & T.Rex and featuring cameo appearances by Ringo, is released in the UK on PMI home video.

Sunday March 3

In the UK, George makes another concert appearance, this time at 11:30pm during the two-day annual George Formby fan convention, held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. His introduction is as follows:

MC: "After some persuasion, I'd like to introduce Mr. George Harrison, who says he's nervous."

Bounding on stage, George announces to the fellow Formby worshippers: "I thought I'd retired from all this years ago. You'll have to bear with me as I'm not certain I know the right chords, but you're all welcome to join in."

Then, armed with a ukulele, he happily sings the Formby song 'In My Little Snapshot Album' and reappears to participate in a close of the evening finale. Accompanying George tonight is Olivia, Dhani, Derek Taylor, his wife Joan, and Brian Roylance of Genesis Publications. During the convention, George records an interview for BBC Radio for inclusion in their 58-minute George Formby tribute programme The Emperor Of Lancashire, which is first transmitted on May 26 and repeated on April 21, 1992.

Monday March 4

Ringo's 1973 self-titled album Ringo is released in the UK on CD. (The American release takes place on May 6.)

Thursday March 7

In the States, Paul is named Best Bassist in the annual Rolling Stone reader's poll.

Monday March 25

The simultaneous UK and US release takes place of The Traveling Wilburys' single 'Wilbury Twist'/'New Blue Moon' (instrumental). The American release takes the shape of a cassette only. Various formats take place in the UK, some adding the track 'Cool Dry Place'.

Tuesday March 26

Ringo's 1978 Bad Boy album is released in America on CD.

Thursday March 28

In Surrey, George attends the funeral of Eric Clapton's son Conor, who had been tragically killed falling from the window of a New York apartment building.


In the States, the Columbia House Record Club releases the vinyl album edition of Paul's Tripping The Live Fantastic... Highlights!, featuring the only American release of Paul's live version of 'All My Trials', recorded in Milan, Italy, on October 27, 1989.

A busy time this month for Ringo in America, when it is reported that Ringo has performed on an untitied album by Taj Mahal, which was produced by Skip Drinkwater for the Private Music label. But what is certain is that Ringo appears as a guest voice and also in the shape of an animated caricature for an episode of the hugely successful American television cartoon series The Simpsons. Meanwhile, it's announced that Ringo's highly successful series Shining Time Station, produced by the American PBS station (Public Broadcasting System), will begin production on 20 new episodes. Ringo will again be portraying Mr. Conductor and serve as the narrator for all of the Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends stories, contained within each programme. The new series of episodes is scheduled to begin broadcasting at the end of 1991. Reports also suggest that Ringo has yet to decide whether or not to commit himself to another series after this one.

Wednesday April 3

Paul's appearance on MTV's Unplugged, recorded on January 25 this year, is transmitted today in America. The transmission is followed by an interview with Paul, subtitled Last Word, which also features brief interview live film clips during his 1989-90 world tour. The MTV Unplugged show is also simultaneously broadcast on American radio, preceded by a 15-minute exclusive interview with Paul.

Monday April 15

The home video of Lennon: A Tribute, videotaped at the Liverpool tribute concert on May 5, 1990, is officially released. It includes the first official release of Ringo's new recording of 'I Call Your Name', as well as Paul's 'P.S. Love Me Do', a live video recorded in Tokyo on March 1990.

Tuesday April 30

In London, Paul and Linda hold a press conference to launch Linda's new range of vegetarian food.


In America, Yoko threatens legal action against the band EMF whose latest single, 'Schubert Dip', features a recording of Mark Chapman reading lyrics from the 1980 track 'Watching The Wheels'. Knowing that they are in a no-win situation, the group agrees to remove the offending item.

Wednesday May 1

In the UK, Paul and Linda make another live radio appearance, this time unannounced on BBC Radio One's The Simon Bates Show. The McCartneys had called in because Simon Bates and his studio assistants were enjoying a live, on-air, tasting of Linda's new range of vegetarian food and playing a selection of tracks from the, as yet unreleased, album Unplugged - The Official Bootleg.

Friday May 3 (until Thursday May 16)

Another season of Yoko's avant-garde films are screened at New York's Public Theater. The 14-day festival includes the following: Two Virgins, Film No. 5 (Smile), Apotheosis, The Museum Of Modern Art Show, Film No. 4 (Bottoms), Freedom, Fly, Up Your Legs Forever, Erection, Rape, Walking On Thin Ice, Imagine, Ten For Two, Sisters O'Sisters, Woman, Goodbye Sadness and Bed In.

Paul McCartney
Unplugged - six surprise concerts
Wednesday May 8 - Wednesday July 24

Paul and his band again take to the road, this time for a series of six surprise Unplugged concerts, in Europe and the UK. Their performance comes in two 45-minute halves. The first set is performed acoustically, inspired by Paul's recent appearance on MTV's Unplugged, while the second half is performed electrically.

Their full repertoire for the acoustic set comprises 'Mean Woman Blues', 'Be-Bop-A-Lula', 'We Can Work It Out', 'San Francisco Bay Blues', 'Every Night', 'Here, There And Everywhere', 'That Would Be Something', ('Down To The River', aka 'The River', a new McCartney song, is placed here during the final four shows on the tour), 'And I Love Her', 'She's A Woman', 'I Lost My Little Girl', 'Ain't No Sunshine' (Paul on drums), 'Hi-Heel Sneakers' (added to the repertoire on the gigs dated June 5 and 7), 'I've Just Seen A Face', 'The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise' and 'Good Rockin' Tonight'.

The electric set features 'My Brave Face', 'Band On The Run', 'Ebony And Ivory', 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Coming Up', 'Get Back', 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Ain't That A Shame', 'Let It Be' and, as two encores, 'Can't Buy Me Love' and 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (presented in the '1989/1990 World Tour' version, featuring the original version added to a jam and a reprise).

Paul's complete Unplugged tour itinerary is as follows:

The Zeleste Club in Barcelona, Spain (Wednesday May 8)

London's Mean Fiddler Club, Harlesden, South West London, UK (Friday May 10)

Teatro Tendo, (Tent Theatre), Naples, Italy (Wednesday June 5)

Cornwall Coliseum, St. Austell, UK (Friday June 7)

Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliffe-on-Sea, near Southend, Essex, UK (Friday July 19)

The Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark (Wednesday July 24)

Tuesday May 7

Details of Paul's Mean Fiddler concert on Friday evening are announced on the London station Capital Radio, with 400 tickets, at £10 each, going on sale almost immediately within the station's foyer. Such is the race for the prized items, all tickets sell within just one hour. Even so, fans are amazed to discover that almost 200 tickets for Paul's "surprise" gig are readily available this evening from the Mean Fiddler box office in South West London.

Wednesday May 8

Paul's first surprise Unplugged! concert takes place at the 1,800 seater Zeleste Club in Barcelona. Immediately following the show, Paul, Linda and the band return home to England.

Monday May 13

The rumoured release today of Paul's Parlophone single 'I Lost My Little Girl', extracted from the soundtrack of the MTV Unplugged special, fails to materialise.

Monday May 20

Paul's album Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) is released in the UK (The American release takes place on June 4.) The print run is 250,000 copies worldwide.

Saturday June 1

Paul's Unplugged - The Official Bootleg enters the UK album/cassette/CD top 75 chart at number 7.

Wednesday June 5

During tonight's show in Italy, Paul adds to the repertoire the unreleased track 'The River', which features him playing the harmonica. Another track introduced to their set tonight is the song 'The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise', the first live rendition, albeit 30 seconds, of the song since he and John performed this as The Nerk Twins in a Berkshire pub back in 1960.

Friday June 7

Tickets for most of Paul's Unplugged concerts, like tonight's show at the Cornwall Coliseum in St. Austell, are priced at £16.50. Paul chose Cornwall as a venue on this tour because he has never performed a concert at any time in his career at this coastal town. (A report on this show appears in America on Wednesday June 12 during the Paramount television programme Entertainment Tonight.)

Friday July 19 & Wednesday July 24

For these performances, the repertoire is basically the same as that played on Wednesday May 8 except that 'Down To The River', 'Hi-Heel Sneakers' and 'Twenty Flight Rock' are added to the set, replacing 'And I Love Her' and 'My Brave Face'. An added attraction at the show, in between the acoustic and electric sets, is the poet Adrian Mitchell.

Wednesday July 24

Paul's Unplugged gig at the standing room only Falkoner Theatre in Copenhagen, sells out of its 3,000 tickets in just 75 minutes.

Friday July 26

The final concert of this Unplugged tour is due to take place this evening at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France, but was cancelled by MPL for unspecified reasons two weeks earlier, on Friday July 12.

Friday May 31

At the Roxy Club in Los Angeles, Ringo joins his guitarist friend Nils Lofgren on stage to play drums on his version of The Beatles' track 'Anytime At All'.

Tuesday June 4

The legal dispute over the Chips Moman produced Ringo album in 1987 rolls on when Moman, at the Georgia Supreme Court, begins proceedings to seek the full $162,600 in production costs he had originally sought. The previous court judgement, on January 5, 1989, ruled that Ringo should pay only $74,354.

Tuesday June 11

George's albums Somewhere In England and Gone Troppo are released on CD in America.

Following the permanent closure of Rye Memorial Hospital in East Sussex, Paul writes an angry letter which is published in today's Daily Mirror newspaper in the UK

Friday June 14

The MPL promotional video for the live version of 'Birthday', from Paul's world tour, is released in Japan by Toshiba-EMI as the first VSD (video single disc or CD-video single) by an ex-Beatle.

Saturday June 15

In the UK, Channel 4 transmits the documentary The Man Who Moved The Beatles, which is a profile on George Dunning, the man responsible for their 1968 film Yellow Submarine, an animated classic which is repeated on the station the following day, Sunday June 16.

Tuesday June 18

In the UK, Channel 4 transmits again this evening John's 1967 film How I Won The War.

Thursday June 20

At the Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly, London, Paul and Linda host a private party to celebrate the launch of Linda's range of vegetarian dishes, including her well loved veggie burgers. Also in attendance this evening are Ringo and Barbara.

Tuesday June 25

George's album Thirty Three And A Third and George Harrison are released on CD in America.

Wednesday June 26

Linda appears live across the ITV Network on the programme This Morning, where she discusses her range of vegetarian foods.

Friday June 28

In the UK, The Paul McCartney Liverpool Oratorio, co-composed by Paul and Carl Davis, receives its world premiere in front of a capacity audience of 2,500 at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool. The concert is performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conducted by Davis himself. Earlier in the day, Paul had spent the afternoon showing Michael Portillo, the Minister on Inner Cities, around his old school, now the LIPA institute. (A second Oratorio performance takes place at the Anglican Cathedral the following evening, Saturday June 29.)

A recording of the 90-minute Liverpool premiere show is released in the UK on October 7 and on October 22 in America. A videotape of the performance is released in the UK on October 28 with a laser disc version appearing on December 9. A single entitled 'The World You're Coming Into'/'Tres Conejos' is released in the UK only on September 20. A second single, 'Save The World'/'The Drinking Song', is issued in America on November 12 and in the UK on November 18. The television production of the Liverpool performance is transmitted in America on October 30 by the PBS network and on December 14 in the UK on Channel 4. (An accompanying special is also transmitted this night, December 14, on BBC Radio Two.)

Sunday July 7

At the Royal Festival Hall, the London premiere takes place of The Paul McCartney Liverpool Oratorio with Paul and Linda naturally in attendance.

Thursday July 11

After an eight-month closure, the new Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool, now owned by Cavern City Tours, re-opens its doors for business.

Tuesday July 23

Still in Merseyside, a plaque honouring Brian Epstein, the seventh in a series of Harp Beat Rock Plaques to be presented in Britain, is unveiled at 12-14 Whitechapel in Liverpool city centre, the former NEMS records store premises and now the site of the Rumbelows domestic appliances chain.

Tuesday July 30

In America, Linda's father Lee Eastman dies of a stroke in the New York Hospital. He was 81 years of age.

George's The Concert For Bangla Desh is released in America on compact disc. (The UK release takes place on August 19.)


The American television station PBS announces that Ringo will no longer appear on their children's TV programme Shining Time Station.

The American CD release takes place of John and Yoko's 1968 album Two Virgins.

Thursday August 1

In America, George records, for promotional purposes, an interview about the CD issue of The Concert For Bangla Desh.

Friday August 2

Back in the UK, Apple Corps wins a London High Court injunction which prevents EMI from issuing the 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 compilations as double CDs on October 7 this year. The judge, Mr. Justice Mummery, remarks: "It can be said with justification that EMI walked with their eyes open, or at least half-closed, into a situation which they could have avoided without difficulty by asking for written consent from Apple." (EMI immediately file an appeal which reaches the High Court on September 6 - see entry.)

The ABC TV music series In Concert '91, broadcasts some brief footage from one of Paul's recent secret Unplugged concerts.

Sunday August 4

BBC2 in the UK screens the documentary Power Of Music, which features footage of Paul working with mentally handicapped children.

Thursday August 29

Christie's auction house in London presents for the first time a sale of the Cynthia Lennon archive, featuring a vast range of memorabilia and personal items.


During the month, two more Thomas The Tank Engine home video cassettes are released in America, this time appearing on the Colortime label, each delightfully packaged with a colouring book and four pens. The titles of these releases are Thomas Gets Tricked & Other Stories and James Learns A Lesson & Other Stories, and, as always, feature Ringo's narration.

Friday September 6

In London, the case over the proposed EMI CD releases of The Beatles 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 compilations resumes at the High Court, where EMI appeal against the previous ruling which prevents their release. During the same trial, EMI also announces, to the court, their intention to release the two CDs in a boxed set form, which, in their opinion, does not require Apple's approval under the terms of their wide-ranging November 1989 agreement. The judge, Mr. Justice Mummery, will have none of it, ruling again in favour of Apple, upholding the previous injunction and blocking EMI's "red" and "blue" box sets.

Friday September 13

In London, at the Orangery in Holland Park, Paul and Linda hold a lunch time party to celebrate the annual MPL Buddy Holly Week. This venue was used by the McCartneys for their first Buddy Holly party back in 1976.

Saturday September 14

In Los Angeles, Ringo records the song 'You'll Never Know', which will later appear over the closing credits of the film Curly Sue. The track, co-written by Steve Dorff and Steve Betas, naturally appears on the film soundtrack album, released in America on November 26 and in the UK on January 6, 1992. Produced by Peter Asher, it was recorded at the conclusion of his sessions for his next studio album, which, as yet, remains untitied. Among the musicians on the sessions are the DGC Records act from Seattle who call themselves The Posies, who apparently recorded with Ringo the track 'Golden Blunders'.

Monday September 16

In London, at BBC Broadcasting House, in Portland Place, London, Paul gives a live interview about his Oratorio shows on the BBC Radio Four programme Kaleidoscope. (A small portion of the interview is repeated later in the day on the station during the edited highlights edition of the programme.)

In America, a pre-recorded interview with Fred Seaman, where he talks about his book The Last Days Of John Lennon, is featured in the Paramount television programme Entertainment Tonight.

Tuesday September 17

Paul and Linda arrive in Hamburg, Germany to prepare for the world premiere of his live concert film Get Back. One of his first tasks on entering the country is to play the role as a DJ on a 60-minute programme for the Antenne Bayern radio station, during which Paul delights the captive audience by speaking some German!

Wednesday September 18

Paul's film Get Back receives its world premiere in Hamburg, Germany at the Passage Kino cinema. Paul holds a press conference at the start of the day at the Schmidt-Tivoli Theatre, an event covered by the station Radio Hamburg and screened on some TV stations around the world via satellite. Immediately following the screening, Paul and Linda fly back to England. (The UK premiere of Get Back takes places the following day, while its first American screening will not take place until October 25. Incidentally, the home video release of Get Back takes place in the UK on October 21 and in America on December 11.)

Thursday September 19

Paul's Get Back film, receives its UK premiere at selected Odeon Cinemas in Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Streatham in London.

Friday September 20

Paul's Get Back film opens for a week-long run in Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham. In addition, the film begins a seven-day stretch at the London cinemas of Cannon, and at the Parkway Cinema in Camden and the Filmhouse Theatre in Richmond, Surrey.

Friday September 27

The UK release of Paul's Get Back continues when the film opens for a week at the Showcase Cinemas in Derby, Peterborough and Nottingham.

Saturday September 28

In the UK, Julian Lennon releases his fourth solo album, entitled Help Yourself. George is among those credited as appearing on the album, playing slide guitar on the track 'Saltwater', a song released as the first single off the album.

Still m the UK, the 1986 Handmade film Shanghai Surprise, starring Madonna and Sean Penn, is aired for the first time on some regions of the ITV network.

Monday September 30

Paul's CHOBA B CCCP album is released in the UK on CD. (The American CD release is delayed and will now not take place until October 29.)

Thursday October 3

To coincide with the UK release of Paul's CHOBA B CCCP, humorous advertisements appear in the Guardian and the Independent newspapers, which purportedly contain a message from Alexei Itnov, the sales director of the Melodia record company in Moscow.

Saturday October 5

In the UK, BBC Radio Two broadcasts (between 8:05am and 9:59am) the entire fifth anniversary edition of Saturday Club, previously transmitted on the BBC Light Programme on October 2, 1963, and recorded at the Playhouse Theatre in London on September 7, 1963. The archive tape, recently discovered during research for the 14-part Radio One series The Beeb's Lost Beatles Tapes, features Beatles performances of 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Memphis, Tennessee', 'Happy Birthday Saturday Club', 'I'll Get You', 'She Loves You' and 'Lucille'.

Tuesday October 8

BBC1 in the UK broadcasts the programme Ghosts Of The Past, a BBC/MPL/PMI co-produced documentary about the history from its conception to the final rehearsals of Paul's Liverpool Oratorio. (The American broadcast takes place on the Public Broadcasting Services station on October 30, which is immediately followed by the Oratorio performance production.)

Friday October 11

After a case lasting 116 days, resulting in legal bills approaching £7 million, the on-going dispute between Apple Corps and Apple Computers finally reaches its conclusion. Apple Computers agree to pay Apple Corps a sum in damages. The solicitor Gordon Pollock, representing Apple Corps, tells the High Court in London that the two parties have reached an "amicable" agreement and the settlement terms stipulate that the agreed sum should remain confidential. Experts believe that Apple Computers will be paying The Beatles' company an estimated $29 million. (Originally, it was estimated that Apple Corps were suing the computer giants for a sum in the region of $250 million!)

Sunday October 13

The MPL documentary Paul McCartney: Going Home is transmitted in America on The Disney Channel. (The programme originally appeared in the UK on Channel 4 on December 17, 1990, under the alternative title From Rio To Liverpool.) In New York City at Carnegie Hall, tickets go on sale for Paul's Liverpool Oratorio performance, which is scheduled for Monday November 18.

Monday October 14

Paul and Linda make a personal appearance at a food trade fair in Cologne, Germany, where they announce that her range of products will be available in most European countries by the end of 1992. (To date, it is estimated that more than five million Linda McCartney meals have been sold in Britain alone.)

Tuesday October 15

In Japan, official details of George's forthcoming tour of the country are released to newspapers. The former Beatle, along with Eric Clapton and his band, is set to play seven shows, which include the Osaka Castle Hall (December 2, 3, 10 and 11) and the Tokyo Dome (on December 14, 15 and 17). Tickets will go on sale on Sunday October 20.

Wednesday October 16 (until Friday October 25)

A part of John's original Bag One collection is displayed at the London gallery Smiths of Covent Garden. In New York City, on October 16, Yoko and Sean are among those present at a celebrity dinner given by Polygram Records at the Four Seasons restaurant. The event is arranged to launch the new various artists album Two Rooms, celebrating the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Friday October 18

In the UK, Paul appears live on the London Weekend Television programme Six O'Clock Live, transmitted in the London and Southeast regions of ITV only. He is seen chatting with the host Michael Aspel and, by camera, to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who is seen signing copies of her new records at the HMV shop in nearby Oxford Street, London. (Paul, accompanied by Linda, will leave London en route to New York on Monday October 21.) In the States, Paul is featured in the ABC TV show In Concert '91.

Sunday October 20

As expected, tickets for George's concert tour of Japan go on sale. Such is the demand to see him perform, practically all the tickets at the venues sell out within hours. Shortly after, on November 8, and then again on November 10, following instructions from George and Eric, promoters announce that a further four shows have been added to the concert itinerary (see entry for December 1 for the full concert tour listing).

Monday October 21

Barely weeks after its first cinema screenings, Paul's live concert film Get Back is released in the UK on PMI home video.

Wednesday October 23

In New York, in front of approximately 150 reporters, Paul holds a press conference for his Liverpool Oratorio at Weill Recital Hall, situated next door to the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Before any of the reporters and classical music writers can ask Paul any questions, they are shown the documentary Ghosts Of The Past, the programme about the making of the Oratorio. Those in attendance are given a special Oratorio press kit, which contains a sweatshirt, emblazoned with the cover art of the Oratorio album. In order to retain a dignified atmosphere, the infamous New York "jock" Howard Stem is refused admission. A journalist asks Paul if writing the Oratorio has influenced his pop music writing at all. "It reminded me of structuring stuff, as on the second side of The Beatles' Abbey Road album," he replies. "I hadn't done that for a while. So now I'm writing for the next pop album, and before I record it this time, I will have written it all. Whereas normally, you go in with a few ideas, and knock 'em around in the studio. I think it'll be more satisfying to know what I'm going to go in and do." Another reporter asks Paul on how working with Carl Davis differed from writing with John Lennon. Paul laughs as he replies: "I bossed Carl around more than I bossed John!"

At the conclusion of the session, Capitol Records President Hale Milgrim presents Paul with a platinum disc for sales of Tripping The Live Fantastic - Highlights. Afterwards Paul, accompanied by Linda and band member Hamish Stuart, attend a reception downstairs at the Hall. (Incidentally, Paul's Oratorio is due to premiere in New York on Monday November 18.) Also today in the States, Paul makes interview appearances on the Charlie Rose television programme and the ABC TV breakfast show Good Morning America.

Thursday October 24

Still in New York City, Paul's Get Back film is premiered at the Baronet Theater, situated at 3rd Avenue and 60th Street, with the McCartneys and Stuart in attendance. At the New York premiere, Paul gives another interview to Scott Muni of the New York radio station WNEW, an item transmitted on the station the following day. During his stay in New York, Paul records several further TV appearances, including one with Bob Costas, for his show Later With Bob Costas, which is transmitted on November 5, 6, and 7.

Friday October 25

In America, the Get Back film opens in New York at the Baronet Theater. A simultaneous screening also takes place at Laemmie's Music Hall in Hollywood, Los Angeles. To coincide with the events, the ABC TV music series In Concert '91, features footage from the film. (At the end of its week in New York, screenings of Get Back shift to the Worldwide Cinema in the city.)

Paul and Linda, meanwhile, are to be found in Toronto, Canada, where they hold another press conference for the film Get Back at the Sutton Place Hotel, an event attended by approximately 50 photographers and reporters. At the conclusion of the conference, the McCartneys partake in a round of interviews. To reporter John Sakamoto of the Toronto Sun, Paul reveals that he donated a song to Ringo's latest album. "It's called 'Angel In Disguise' - which is Ringo. He was pleased." Paul adds: "Ringo wanted an extra verse, so I said, 'Let's write the extra verse together. Or you can just write it and we'll have co-written the song.' I understand he has written a third verse. If it's another 'With A Little Help From My Friends', great, if it isn't, great!"

Paul also reveals to the Toronto Sun reporter that the three former Beatles are moving ahead with their long mooted documentary, entitled The Long And Winding Road, an idea first touched upon back in 1970. Besides revealing that the director for the programme has been named as Geoff Wonfor, Paul exclusively reveals: "What I'm most excited about is getting new input into the thing. For instance, we could do voice-overs where we tell our side of the story, or put in home movies that nobody has ever seen! I've got some nice footage from Rishikesh when we went to see the Maharishi. It's interesting, seeing us looking like total wallies, wearing these little Indian things."

Paul also gives an interview to CITY TV's Movie Television programme, an item split into two parts and transmitted on the station on Saturday November 2 and Sunday November 3. Paul also gives a 30-minute live interview on the radio station CHUM-AM, where he also takes phone questions from the listening public. Later this evening, Paul and Linda attend the Canadian premiere of Get Back at the Varsity II cinema in downtown Toronto, at the Manu Life Center, but leave the cinema before the film ends. Fans present at the screening are none too pleased. Their $35 tickets (proceeds of which go to the environmental studies programme at Bishop's College School in Toronto and the Friends Of The Earth) clearly state: "Paul McCartney will be present to introduce the film." Many fans had queued all day just to see a silhouette of Paul, standing in the dark at the back of the theatre, waving to the large crowds who were straining to catch a proper glimpse of the former Beatle. Paul and Linda reappear later at the post-premiere party, which is held at Mr. Greenjean's restaurant. Diners are naturally served dishes prepared from recipes from Linda's vegetarian cookbook. (Incidentally, media coverage of Paul's visit to Toronto is shared equally with the Prince and Princess of Wales, who are also currently visiting Canada's largest city. Interestingly enough, the Toronto based newspapers claim that security at Paul's press conference on October 25 was higher than that afforded to the two Royals.)

Monday October 28

In the UK, Apple Records delay the release of the first phase of reissuing their back catalogue on CD and vinyl. The issues are re-scheduled for Monday November 11.

Tuesday October 29

Paul's recent activities in America with Get Back and the Liverpool Oratorio are featured in the MTV show Day In Rock.

Wednesday October 30

In England, John's uncle Norman Birch is killed as he is hit by a car near his Merseyside home, from which, just prior to his death, solicitors working on behalf of Yoko had tried, unsuccessfully, to get him evicted. The matter is swiftly dropped once news reaches the British tabloid newspapers.


A few weeks after Apple Corps had won their case against Apple Computers, they are back in the courts again when they file a suit in the New York Supreme Court against Sony Music Entertainments Inc. over their release in America of the two volume album The Beatles Live At The Star Club 1962.

Friday November 1

In the States, Paul's Get Back film opens at the Canada Square Cinema in Toronto for a limited run.

Saturday November 2

George comes under the spotlight today when he is featured on the Paul Gambaccini BBC Radio One programme Appreciation, which is also repeated on Tuesday February 11, 1992.

Monday November 4 (until Friday November 22)

In the seclusion of a large sound stage at Bray Film Studios, near Windsor in Berkshire, George begins rehearsals with Eric Clapton and his band for his upcoming concert tour of Japan. A Japanese crew from NHK TV visits the rehearsals on November 12 to preview the shows.

"It'll be special for me, because it'll be the tour which will decide whether I wanna do anymore touring or not, you see. This could be my first and last tour or it could just be something that begins a new period for me," George tells NHK TV in Japan.

For their short feature, which is transmitted on Sunday November 24, during the programme Subarasiji Nakamatati (Beautiful Comradeship), George is seen arriving in his car and, knowing that the crew videoing him are from Japan, apologises by saying, "Sorry it's not a Honda!" The interview, carried out on the stage, features conversation and the songs 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', 'Wonderful Tonight', 'Something' and 'Layla', and recalls their first meeting, which was at a Lovin' Spoonful concert at The Marquee club in London in 1966. (Different interviews carried out during the Bray Studios rehearsals also form a Sony Music TV Special, which is aired in Japan in November, just prior to the start of George and Eric's tour.)

Tuesday November 5 (until Thursday November 7)

A pre-recorded three-part interview with Paul is transmitted on the US TV programme Later With Bob Costas. Also on November 5, a pre-recorded interview with Paul is aired on the ABC TV show Eyewitness News.

Monday November 11

Following the delay from October 28, Apple Records, in the UK, begin the first phase in their reissuing of their back catalogue. The first to appear on vinyl and CD are the albums James Taylor, Postcard by Mary Hopkin, Is This What You Want by Jackie Lomax, That's The Way God Planned It by Billy Preston and Magic Christian Music by Badfinger.

Tuesday November 12

In the UK, the Granada region of the ITV network transmits the UK TV premiere of Paul's Liverpool Oratorio video.

Tuesday November 12 (until December 13)

An exhibition by Bob Whittaker to accompany his book The Unseen Beatles, takes place at the Photographer's Gallery in Great Newport Gallery, Great Newport Street, London.

Wednesday November 13

In America, the first Apple production in years, namely. The Beatles: The First US Visit, is released on MPI home video and laser disc. This wonderful 83-minute film focuses entirely on the group's first visit to America during February of 1964 and features, among many candid humorous scenes, highlights from their performances on the three Ed Sullivan Shows (February 9, 16 and 23) and clips from their first live concert in Washington on February 11. (The film is not released in Europe.)

Saturday November 16

At New York's Carnegie Hall, Paul and the full orchestra have a full dress rehearsal for Paul's Liverpool Oratorio. This is, in fact, the first time that the boys choir and chorale have got together with Paul and the full ensemble. (On hand to capture the proceedings is CBS TV, the results of which are transmitted the following morning on the programme CBS Sunday.)

Monday November 18

At New York City's Carnegie Hall, the North American premiere takes place of The Paul McCartney Liverpool Oratorio, with Paul, Linda and their entire family in attendance, the McCartneys having arrived at the venue in their limousine at 7:21pm. Conducted by Carl Davis, the US version features a performance by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra who are making their American concert debut tonight. Tonight's line-up of performers is basically the same line-up as those who performed in Liverpool at the Anglican Cathedral on Friday June 28, with the exception of the soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who is replaced this evening by Barbara Bonney. At the conclusion of the premiere performance, the audience applause is timed at a most satisfactory 6 minutes 40 seconds!

Tuesday November 19

In America, mixed reviews of the previous night's Oratorio performance begin appearing in the newspapers:

"Neither McCartney's celebrity nor his fans' hysteria could diminish the power of this score ... the piece is fervently melodic ... a first class work that speaks in distinctly hummable tunes." (The Chicago Tribune)

"... there are many fine melodies.... a work that deserves to be heard again." (Associated Press)

"There's not enough variety in tempo ... and such passages as the 'God Is Good' finale are downright sappy. Yet the majority of the musical and textual statements are strong and memorable." (The New York Daily News)

"A sprawling, mawkish, excruciating, embarrassing 90-minutes of ego!" (Newsday)

Tuesday November 19 & Wednesday November 20

In England, for two straight nights, a pre-recorded interview with Paul, where he discusses, amongst many other things, his Liverpool Oratorio and the new single 'Save A Life', is included in the Nicky Campbell show on BBC Radio 1 in the UK

Thursday November 21

Paul's Oratorio is performed for the fifth time, this time as part of the Belfast Festival at the Ulster Hall in Ireland. Paul and Linda are not present.

Sunday November 24

Paul's Liverpool Oratorio is performed this evening at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. Paul and Linda are not present, instead he is back home in Sussex preparing for studio sessions which are due to begin tomorrow.

Monday November 25 (until Friday December 6)

At his home studios in Sussex, Paul, working with Julian Mendlesohn, begins the recording sessions for his album Off The Ground. This period sees the recording of the tracks: 'Peace In The Neighbourhood' and 'Biker Like An Icon'.

Saturday November 30

A further performance of Paul's Liverpool Oratorio takes place at St. Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, Ireland. The concert is performed by the Northern Ireland Symphony Orchestra and Youth Chorus, and features the conduction of Alan Tonque. Again, Paul and Linda are not in attendance.

George Harrison
Tour of Japan with Eric Clapton
Billed as "Rock Legends: George Harrison And Eric Clapton And His Band"
Sunday December 1 - Tuesday December 17

George undertakes his first concert tour since 1974, visiting Japan with his close friend Eric Clapton and his eight-piece backing band. This line-up of musicians includes Nathan East (bass guitar), Steve Ferrone (drums), Chuck Leavell (keyboards), Greg Phillinganes (keyboards). Ray Cooper (percussion), Andy Fairweather-Low (guitar), Katie Kissoon and Tessa Niles (backing vocals).

This visit, George's first to the country since The Beatles' visit in 1966, will consist of just six venues and comprise the following twelve shows:

The Yokohama Arena, Yokohama (Sunday December 1- 6pm show)

Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka (Monday December 2 and Tuesday December 3 - both 7pm)

International Exhibition Center, Nagoya (Thursday December 5 - 7pm)

Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall, Hiroshima (Friday December 6 - 7pm)

Fukouka Kokusai International Center Hall, Fukuoka (Monday December 9 - 7pm)

Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka (return performances on Tuesday December 10, Wednesday December 11 and Thursday December 12 - all 7pm)

Tokyo Dome Stadium, Tokyo (nicknamed Big Egg) (Saturday December 14 - 6pm, Sunday December 15 - 6pm, and Tuesday December 17 - 7pm).

Their repertoire, half of which features Beatles songs, includes 'I Want To Tell You', 'Old Brown Shoe', 'Taxman', 'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)', 'If I Needed Someone', 'Something', 'Fish On The Sand' (performed on December 1 and 2 only), 'Love Comes To Everyone' (December 1 only), 'What Is Life', 'Dark Horse' and 'Piggies'. (At this stage, Eric Clapton takes over, performing 'Pretending', 'Old Love', 'Badge', a track co-written with George back in 1969, and 'Wonderful Tonight'.) George then returns to perform 'Got My Mind Set On You', 'Cloud Nine', 'Here Comes The Sun', 'My Sweet Lord', 'All Those Years Ago', 'Cheer Down', 'Devil's Radio', 'Isn't It A Pity' and an encore consisting of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' and 'Roll Over Beethoven'. (For the performance of 'Piggies', George adds the verse originally written by John back in 1968.) For the duration of the tour, George uses the following guitars: Roy Buchanan Bluesmaster electric guitar No. 6, Gibson J-200 custom acoustic guitar, a gold Fender 12-string electric guitar, a red Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton model, and a Gibson Les Paul Standard '60.

"All George has got to do, essentially, is walk out on stage and strum an acoustic guitar and we'll do everything else. There's nothing for him to worry about. I put the idea to him and he was delighted and scared at the same time. He was really scared to death. He changed his mind about five different times." (Eric Clapton - Rolling Stone magazine.)

"We're going to Japan where the world spotlight won't be on him and he probably won't get a bad review. It's a great opportunity. If he doesn't do it now he probably never will... George is very paranoid about the press. There's a lot of anger in him, I don't know why. He's got his guard up before he begins..." (Eric Clapton on his tour with George.)

Thursday November 28

At 3:57pm Japanese Time, George and Eric arrive in Japan at New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport) on flight no. JAL 420. On their arrival, a waiting reporter asks George about his flight. "I had been looking forward to seeing Mount Fuji and a panoramic view of Japan from the plane, but it was really foggy and rainy," he says, adding: "I've been on the flight for 12 hours and so now I'm really sleepy. I should have gone on a different flight." After passing through customs, George, wearing a turtleneck sweater and a dark blue overcoat, appears in the airport arrivals lobby at 4: llpm, where he is greeted by a large welcoming committee of 150 screaming fans and representatives from the Japanese press and television. Immediately, George heads for the Capitol Tokyo Hotel, formerly the Tokyo Hilton Hotel, the same building used by The Beatles in 1966, where he takes a rest to recover from jet lag.

Friday November 29

Following a good night's sleep, George and Eric hold a 1pm press conference, in front of 500 reporters, in the Red Pearl room at the Capitol Tokyo Hotel. (Practically all the questions are, naturally, asked in Japanese.)

George: "A short message ... Hello! It's very nice to be here after such a long time. It's very nice to be here, thank you."

Female reporter (speaking in English): "I'd like to ask you George a question about the reformed Beatles..."

George (interrupting): "No, it can't be possible because The Beatles don't exist, especially now as John Lennon isn't alive. It (the story) just comes every time Paul needs some publicity, he announces to the press that The Beatles are coming together again, but that's all. I wouldn't pay too much attention to that."

The press conference concludes with a P.A. playing George's 'Got My Mind Set On You'. Just prior to the start of the conference, George and Eric did a photo session for the Japanese press in the adjacent White Pearl room at the hotel.

Saturday November 30

At the Yokohama Arena, from 12 noon to 5pm, George, Eric and his band rehearse for the tour.


In the UK, Q magazine features an interview with Eric who talks about the tour of Japan with George. He remarks in the interview: "I don't think he's ever had the experience of playing for an audience with a great band. The Beatles played to 10-year-old kids who screamed their heads off. He's stopped smoking, he's got himself into fighting-fit shape, he's got my lighting, my sound, my band. It's a crack team."

Sunday December 1

"Hello! I hope many of you can speak much better English than I can ... and I certainly can't speak very much Japanese ... but this is a song which I wrote to an old friend of ours ... whose name is John Lennon." (George's introduction to 'All Those Years Ago' in front of 13,000 fans.)

At some of the concerts during this tour, special George Harrison Sticking Plaster is distributed to fans. This is, according to a tour spokesman, "to aid them should they get injured in the excitement of watching the former Beatle perform!"

Monday December 2

Reviews of the first concert reach the Japanese newspapers. The Sports Nippon paper enthusiastically writes: "George Harrison, his guitar gently wept in Japan; a dream-come-true concert opened in Yokohama." In the Daily Sports, a reporter writes: "... an impassioned performance by Harrison and Clapton." All is not rosy with Billboard who call it "an entertaining if unspectacular show," adding: "George looked nervous and it wasn't until 'Something' that he relaxed enough to stretch out a bit on guitar." The report goes on: "Clapton played his sideman role to the hilt, staying to the side of the stage and leaving much of the solo work to Harrison - whose slide playing was sublime!"

This evening, in front of approximately 11,000 fans, George introduces the song 'Taxman': "This next song is a very old song written in 1873!"

Wednesday December 4

George takes advantage of a day off from the tour by shopping at the Hankyu Department Store in Osaka.

Thursday December 5

To cash in on George's current tour of Japan, the albums Living In The Material World, Extra Texture (Read All About It) and Dark Horse are released in Japan on CD. The worldwide release of these albums, including both the US and the UK, takes place on January 27, 1992.

Saturday December 7

George's second day off on this tour takes him to the nearby Hiroshima Peace Park.

Sunday December 8

Day off number three sees George and Eric sightseeing in Fukouka.

Tuesday December 10

Recordings for the proposed live concert album take place tonight at the start of the concert at Castle Hall in Osaka. During George's introductions, he refers to the song 'Cheer Down' as "a song from the film South Pacific".

Wednesday December 11

During the performance of the song 'Piggies' in Osaka this evening, drummer Steve Ferrone walks around on stage in front of 11,000 people wearing a large pig's mask.

Thursday December 12

George is unwell due to a cold, forcing him to go to the Tanaka Clinic in Osaka. Due to this illness, George is seen taking a drink of water in between each track of his performance. (Audience attendance is estimated at 12,000.) Backstage at the concert earlier tonight, George is interviewed for the Japanese Fuji TV programme Super Time, an item aired the following day.

Saturday December 14

The TBS TV Network, J-Wave FM Radio Station, and Shogakkan Publishing sponsor the three shows in Tokyo at the Dome Stadium.

In America, Billboard magazine becomes the only national newspaper or magazine to run a story on George's tour of Japan when they print a review of his opening night concert at Yokohama on December 1.

Monday December 16

George's final free day of this tour is spent shopping at Tokyo's International Market.

Tuesday December 17

During the encore, on the final night of the tour, George's son Dhani and Nick Roylance, the son of George's good friend Brian Roylance, the proprietor of Genesis Publications, join George, Eric and the band on stage, where they perform 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' and 'Roll Over Beethoven'.

Wednesday December 18

At 12:15pm (Japanese time), George, along with Olivia, Dhani and Eric board a plane (JAL 401) at New Tokyo International Airport and return home to England. On this day, CNN in America runs a report on George's tour, including a report in Showbiz Today, which shows live concert footage of the songs 'Taxman' and 'If I Needed Someone' and a brief interview with George, recorded on Thursday December 12. Asked why he went back on the road, Harrison replies: "I had to do something when I gave up smoking!" (It is reported that the tour has grossed approximately £9.7 million.)


At the start of the month, while George is on tour in Japan, a suit is filed on his behalf in the Los Angeles Superior Court for defamation of character, seeking more than $200 million in damages from the Florida-based tabloid newspaper The Globe. Harrison is most upset by a report, printed in an edition of the paper in September, which portrays him as a "Devotee of Adolf Hitler, a Nazi sympathiser and has a huge Nazi flag hanging in the front of his home." The article also claims that: "George parades around his little England village in a storm trooper's uniform." Bert Fields, George's solicitor, remarks to the press: "That is all totally false. George deplores Nazism and everything that Hitler stood for. He is very very upset by the story and decided to sue after The Globe refused to print a retraction." Incidentally, on Tuesday December 10, the Paramount television programme Entertainment Tonight runs a report on the suit.

In America, reports indicate that Michael Jackson's long mooted animated film Strawberry Fields will be released next summer. Amongst the artists who are expected to appear on the soundtrack singing Beatles songs are Crosby Stills & Nash, Cheap Trick, Cyndi Lauper, Luther Vandross and Jackson himself.

Friday December 6

John's Aunt Mimi, Mary Elizabeth Smith, dies at the age of 88. She passed away in the bungalow that John had bought for her in Poole, Dorset, in the south west of England. She is cremated on December 12 in a private ceremony at Poole, attended by some thirty mourners, including Yoko and Sean, who had flown in from America to attend, and Cynthia, John's first wife. Paul, George and Ringo do not attend but instead send wreaths.

Monday December 9 (periodically until July 1992)

Paul and his band continue recording sessions for the album Off The Ground. These lengthy sessions, at his home studios in Sussex, feature the following songs: 'Off The Ground', 'Looking For Changes', 'Hope Of Deliverance', 'Mistress And Maid', 'I Owe It All To You', 'Golden Earth Girl', 'The Lovers That Never Were', 'Get Out Of My Way', 'Winedark Open Sea' and 'C'mon People', 'Long Leather Coat', 'Big Boys Bickering', 'Kicked Around No More', 'I Can't Imagine', 'Keep Coming Back To Love', 'Down To The River', 'Style, Style', 'Sweet Sweet Memories' and 'Soggy Noodle' plus an unlisted fade-out track entitled 'Cosmically Conscious', which Paul had originally written in India back in 1968. (These sessions will last until July of 1992.)

Saturday December 14

Another performance of Paul's Liverpool Oratorio takes place this evening, this time at the Guildhall in Deny City in Londonderry. In the UK, Channel 4 transmits, between 8:00 and 9:58pm, the film of the June 28 Liverpool Oratorio premiere, a programme that had been issued on PMI home video on October 28. Earlier this day, between 2:00 and 3:59pm, Paul appears as part of a two hour Oratorio programme transmitted on BBC Radio Two.

Friday December 27

The excellent 1988 Warner Brothers film Imagine: John Lennon receives its UK TV premiere, albeit in a censored form, on BBC2 this evening.

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