Happy New Year!
1960: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.
1964 Party at EMI producer Norman Newell's house, 40 Montagu Mansions, Marylebone, London. The Beatles attend.
“What Newell produced, in the way of vocal music and pop recordings, was considered intrinsically more important to the company's mission and future than any sounds made with electric guitars.
That changed in 1963, the first full year that the Beatles -- signed to EMI's Parlophone label the previous year by George Martin -- were with EMI. They broke every sales precedent that year, and for the rest of the decade, generating revenue that was impossible not to take seriously, especially when they hit in America as well. By 1964, it was impossible not to notice the change or respect the efforts of those who work was generating that revenue. Norman Newell was never really a part of the musical world that George Martin opened up with the Beatles.” http://mog.com/artists/bio/mn165837/norman-newell
1965: 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.
“After Christmas, in 1965, John was embarrassed to hear that Alf had made a record: "That's My Life (My Love and My Home)", released on 31 December 1965. John asked Epstein to do anything he could to stop it being released or becoming a hit. The record never made it into the charts. In 1966 "Freddie Lennon" (the name under which Alf recorded) tried again, and issued three singles with the group Loving Kind. These records did not sell well, either. Though the public at large quickly forgot these attempts to cash in on his son's success with The Beatles, the records do command fairly high prices among collectors of rare records, with "That's My Life" being worth over £50.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Lennon
1965: The Beatles appear on the front page of `Big', Italian magazine. Headline: `Beatles: Buon Natale da Londra' (`Beatles: Merry Christmas from London').
1966: George is refused admission into the night club Annabel's, because he is not wearing a tie.http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/31/george-harrison-refused-entry-annabels-nightclub-london/
1967: New Year's party at Cilla Black's flat, 9b Portland Place, London. Following a Northern tradition of “first footing” Ringo is sent out, left alone in the street.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-Foot
1970: Paul McCartney filed a suit against the rest of The Beatles to dissolve their partnership.
1996: Paul McCartney became a Sir after he was listed in the Queens New Year's Honours List.
2005: The John Lennon song Imagine was voted the nations favourite song a quarter of a century after his death. A UK radio station conducted the poll of 7,000 listeners. The Beatles were voted into second and third place with 'Hey Jude' and 'Let It Be.'