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ANNIVERSARIES

2008-A Beatles I-Pod decorated with the Fab Four’s logo and a Beatles Monopoly game are among the licensed items that hit stores for the holiday season.

2005-Cream plays the first of three reunion shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1983-Yoko Ono announces she will liquidate some of her fortune and donate it to charity.

1980-Cheap Trick releases All Shook Up. The album, produced by George Martin, eventually reaches number-24 in Billboard.

1973-Keith Richards is fined 500-dollars and given conditional discharges on four drug charges and three firearm offenses.

1971-John Lennon and Yoko Ono record the demo of “Happy Christmas (War Is Over”) in their Greenwich Village apartment in New York.

1969-Apple releases John Lennon‘s “Cold Turkey” in the U-K.

1969-Paul McCartney denies reports of his death during an interview with the BBC’s Chris Drake. Parts of the conversation, which takes place at McCartney’s farm in Scotland, air in Britain on the 26th and 27th.