The Beatles’ diary -- 10th December 1960

Saturday, 10th December 1960

UK singles chart
  1. It’s Now Or Never – Elvis Presley
  2. Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
  3. Little Donkey – Nina & Frederick
  4. I Love You – Cliff Richard
  5. Man Of Mystery / The Stranger – The Shadows
UK albums chart
  1. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack
  2. Me And My Shadows – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
  3. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  4. G.I. Blues – Elvis Presley
  5. Hi-Fi Companion Album – Ray Conniff

Stuart had got engaged to Astrid so he stayed behind in Hamburg, but John set off home. “He appeared at my house one day,” she said. “He said he was going home because his work permit had been taken away. He said he’d sold his clothes to buy the ticket.” John recalled: “It was terrible, setting off home on my own. I had my amp on my back, scared stiff that I was going to get it pinched.”

When he got home he went to bed for a week. But Paul and Pete had already been back a fortnight, and George for even longer, and it was some time before they got in touch with each other. “I didn’t even know for a week after he came back that he had to leave Hamburg,” said Pete. “And we didn’t know for weeks what happened to Stu, until well into January.” “I felt so ashamed,” said George, “after …

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