The Beatles’ diary -- 12th April 1969

Saturday, 12th April 1969

UK singles chart
  1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  2. Boom Bang-A-Bang – Lulu
  3. The Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  4. Gentle On My Mind – Dean Martin
  5. Sorry Suzanne – The Hollies
UK albums chart
  1. Goodbye – Cream
  2. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  3. Scott 3 – Scott Walker
  4. Beat Of The Brass – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  5. 20 / 20 – The Beach Boys

The Beatles set about working out how to regain control of Northern Songs, and had a couple of business meetings with Ansbachers in the City. Things got off to a bad start when John found out that Paul had quietly been buying up shares on the side, despite a gentleman’s agreement between the two that they’d always have an equal stake. Paul now had 751,000 to John’s 644,000. John was mightily hacked-off, as you can imagine, but Paul couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. “We once said that if we ever wanted to invest in anything, then the best thing to invest in was ourselves,” he explained. “So one day, I rang up Peter Brown, and asked him to buy some shares… it was like two hundred or something. It wasn’t a major holding or anything. But then the big game was on and we …

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