The Beatles’ diary -- 12th January 1968

Friday, 12th January 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
  2. ukalbum-magical-mystery-tour – The Beatles
  3. I’m Coming Home – Tom Jones
  4. Thank U Very Much – The Scaffold
  5. Walk Away Renee – The Four Tops
UK albums chart
  1. Val Doonican Rocks But Gently – Val Doonican
  2. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
  3. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  4. The Last Waltz – Engelbert Humperdinck
  5. British Motown Chartbusters – Various Artists

George flew to India to produce the ‘Wonderwall’ soundtrack. He did it at Bombay EMI: “It was fantastic, really,” he said. “The studio’s on top of the offices but there’s no soundproofing. So if you listen closely to some of the Indian tracks on the LP you can hear taxis going by. Every time the offices knocked off at 5.30pm we had to stop recording because you could just hear everybody stomping down the steps. They only had a big old EMI mono machine. It was too incredible. I mixed everything as we did it. It was nice enough because you get spoiled working on eight- and sixteen-tracks.”



 
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