The Beatles’ diary -- 11th December 1970

Friday, 11th December 1970

UK singles chart
  1. I Hear You Knocking – Dave Edmunds
  2. Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix Experience
  3. Cracklin’ Rosie – Neil Diamond
  4. Indian Reservation – Don Fardon
  5. You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String – Chairmen Of The Board
UK albums chart
  1. Greatest Hits – Andy Williams
  2. New Morning – Bob Dylan
  3. Led Zeppelin III – Led Zeppelin
  4. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  5. Motown Chartbusters Vol. 4 – Various Artists

John released his ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ LP. (And Yoko released her ‘Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band’ LP.) His use of the word “fucking” on the song ‘Working Class Hero’ caused mass panic in the music press. EMI tried leaving it off the sleeve notes in an effort to quell the censure, but mums and dads everywhere started spitting teeth. (Interestingly, in a reversal of the usual censorship rules, Capitol in the US printed the word in all it’s glory.) is not affiliated with or approved by The Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
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