The Beatles’ diary -- 1st September 1967

Friday, 1st September 1967

UK singles chart
  1. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
  2. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones
  3. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  4. Even The Bad Times Are Good – The Tremeloes
  5. The House That Jack Built – Alan Price Set
UK albums chart
  1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
  2. Headquarters – The Monkees
  3. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  4. Best Of The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys
  5. Mamas And Papas Deliver – Mamas & Papas

They all met up round Paul’s house to discuss what they were going to do now Brian was dead. They were supposed to be going to India soon, but they decided to postpone that until after the New Year. In the end, after much cajoling from Paul, they decided to re-start the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ project. John said: “He’d worked out this idea with Mal Evans, and he showed me what his idea was and how it went, and how he had it all, with the production and everything.” In his 1970 interview for ‘Rolling Stone’ John recalled the way it worked: “Paul had a tendency to come along and say, ‘Well, I’ve written ten songs, so let’s record now.’ And I’d say, ‘Well, give us a few days, and I’ll knock a few off,’ or something like that. He said, ‘Here’s the segment, you write a little piece for …

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