The Beatles’ diary -- 1st June 1969

Sunday, 1st June 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Get Back – The Beatles
  2. Man Of The World – Fleetwood Mac
  3. Dizzy – Tommy Roe
  4. My Sentimental Friend – Herman’s Hermits
  5. My Way – Frank Sinatra
UK albums chart
  1. Nashville Skyline – Bob Dylan
  2. On The Threshold Of A Dream – The Moody Blues
  3. The Hollies Sing Dylan – The Hollies
  4. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  5. Goodbye – Cream

John recorded Give Peace A Chance in his Montreal bedroom, with celebrity guests Timothy Leary, Petula Clark, Allen Ginsberg and Phil Spector.

Later in the day John and Yoko were confronted by the cartoonist (and professional heckler) Al Capp, who came into the suite with the express intention of pissing them off. His sole purpose, it seems, was to wind up the couple. Richard DiLello recalled: “In the space of a few short minutes, Capp’s rage at the sight of John and Yoko became evident…”

Selected questions from Al Capp’s tirade: Montreal, 1st Jun 1969

John: Would you like to sit at the end of the bed, here?
Al Capp: I’d like something hard, for instance. [Looking around for a chair]
John: Can you get a chair?
Capp: There’s a chair.
John: We’re those famous …

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