The Beatles’ diary -- 12th April 1968

Friday, 12th April 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Lady Madonna – The Beatles
  2. Delilah – Tom Jones
  3. Congratulations – Cliff Richard
  4. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  5. What A Wonderful World / Cabaret – Louis Armstrong
UK albums chart
  1. John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan
  2. History Of Otis Redding – Otis Redding
  3. Greatest Hits – The Supremes
  4. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  5. Greatest Hits – The Four Tops

John and George returned home from India. There were a couple of different reasons why they left. One of them was the money. “Mal said that the guys were unhappy with him on two points,“ said Paul Saltzman. “1) They didn’t like him using their name for publicity, and they had spoken to him about it – I think an LP of his lectures had already come out billing him as ‘guru to The Beatles’, and 2) Mal had also told me they weren’t happy about the money issue. They were surprised to find that he had a full-time accountant living in the village.” Neil actually remembered meeting him in a bungalow when “all of a sudden, this little guy in a robe who’s supposed to be a Holy Man starts talking about his two-and-a-half per cent!” But what really killed it for them were the rumours going …

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