The Beatles’ diary -- 10th April 1970

Friday, 10th April 1970

UK singles chart
  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  2. Knock Knock Who’s There – Mary Hopkin
  3. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Andy Williams
  4. Wand’rin’ Star – Lee Marvin
  5. Young Gifted And Black – Bob & Marcia
UK albums chart
  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  2. Easy Rider – Original Soundtrack
  3. Paint Your Wagon – Original Soundtrack
  4. Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3 – Various Artists
  5. Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin

Recording session for the TV show ‘Fact Or Fantasy?’ at the Apple Corps. This show was broadcast on 26th April (BBC1) and featured an interview with George Harrison.

Paul announced the split in an interview accompanying his new ‘McCartney’ LP (which had been sent to the papers for review). An accompanying press release said: “Spring is here and Leeds play Chelsea tomorrow and Ringo and John and George and Paul are alive and well and full of hope. The world is still spinning and so are we and so are you. When the spinning stops – that’ll be the time to worry. Not before. Until then The Beatles are alive and well and the Beat goes on, the Beat goes on.”

Paul said: “I didn’t want to do a press conference to launch the album because whenever I met a journalist, they always floored me with one question: they’d say, ‘Are you happy?’ and it almost made me cry. I just could not say, ‘Yes. I’m happy,’ and lie through my teeth, so I stopped doing …

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