The Beatles’ diary -- 1st July 1968

Monday, 1st July 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  2. Young Girl – Union Gap
  3. Baby Come Back – Equals
  4. Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan
  5. Blue Eyes – Don Partridge
UK albums chart
  1. Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake – The Small Faces
  2. Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  3. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  4. Love Andy – Andy Williams
  5. The Jungle Book – Original Soundtrack

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (17:00–03:00) during which they recorded Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey.

First night of John and Yoko’s ‘You Are Here’ exhibition, at the Robert Fraser Gallery. John opened the show by releasing hundreds of helium balloons over London with postcards saying: “You are here. Please write to John Lennon, c/o The Robert Fraser Gallery.” “It was very poorly received,” said Fraser. “Looking back on it, it did have a certain pretentious element. But it was fun. I don’t know if it was art. It wasn’t popular.”

Most of the exhibits consisted of charity collection boxes and an upturned hat. But a few art students from Hornsey thought it would be a wheeze to send along a rusty old bike with the message: “This exhibit was inadvertently left out.” When John got hold of it he immediately put it on …

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