|Amidst fireworks and tolling bells, Paul McCartney and Heather Mills enjoy a passionate liplock at the stroke of midnight in the year 2000, giving tabloids more material for hokey headlines (e.g. "Macca Date For The Mills-ennium!"-News of the World). After the party at Paul's father's estate in Heswall, near Liverpool, Ms. Mills is seen hiding her face from photographers as she's driven away. The next morning, a happily hung-over Paul tells reporters, "It was a private party. Everyone had a great time and I wish you a happy new year. That's all I'm prepared to say."|
|Paul's regular Carribbean holiday this time includes a side trip to Cuba, where he visits Casa de la Trova, a school for aspiring musicians.|
The London premiere of "A Garland For Linda," a song cycle featuring works by Paul and eight other British composers, takes place at St. Andrews Church. Paul's piece is entitled "Nova", which he describes as "a very simple, small idea" inspired by his love for Linda and his attempts to come to terms with losing her. Paul attends the premiere, and at the close of the performance he is treated to a specially arranged medley of Beatles tunes performed by the Joyful Company of Singers. Proceeds from the performance benefit The Garland Appeal, a new charity devoted to cancer research without the use of animals.