The Beatles’ diary -- 12th August 1960

Friday, 12th August 1960

UK singles chart
  1. Shakin’ All Over – Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
  2. Good Timin’ – Jimmy Jones
  3. Please Don’t Tease – Cliff Richard
  4. Because They’re Young – Duane Eddy
  5. Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers
UK albums chart
  1. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack
  2. Elvis Is Back – Elvis Presley
  3. It’s Everly Time – The Everly Brothers
  4. Flower Drum Song – Original Broadway Cast
  5. Elvis Golden Records Vol. 2 – Elvis Presley

Williams told the Beetles that he might be able to get them a gig in Hamburg, but they had to find another drummer first. So they wandered over to The Casbah to watch the Blackjacks with old band-mate Ken Brown and Pete Best on drums, and he was pretty good, so the Beetles promptly nicked him (and his drums) and left poor old Ken Brown in the lurch again! And four days later they boarded the boat to Hamburg.

Paul remembered: “I got into trouble for not taking my exams at school and, naturally, I was invited to pay my headmaster an awkward visit. But I vanished and wrote him a letter from Hamburg saying ‘I have resigned from school.’ I wrote, ‘Dear Sir, I’ve got a great job in Germany, and I’m earning £15 a week!’”



 
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