The Beatles’ diary -- 12th March 1969

Wednesday, 12th March 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) – Peter Sarstedt
  2. (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice – Amen Corner
  3. Please Don’t Go – Donald Peers
  4. Surround Yourself With Sorrow – Cilla Black
  5. I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
UK albums chart
  1. Four And Only The Seekers – The Seekers
  2. Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations – Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations
  3. The World Of Val Doonican – Val Doonican
  4. Early Alpert – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  5. The World Of Hits – Various Artists

Paul married Linda in a shotgun wedding at the Marylebone Register Office (she was already four months pregnant). One reporter said: “There were about 300 guests, nearly half of them from newspapers and television, waiting for hours in the cold, driving rain. While the wedding party was inside the building, the teenagers made their presence felt. A group of girls, who had pledged their lives and souls to Paul, were feeling a sense of betrayal, and ran through the entire Beatles repertoire more than once. They wistfully sang, ‘How I long for yesterday’, and frequently sang their own words, like, ‘Oh, Paul, we love you!’” Another reporter recalled: “A dozen policemen tried to fend off the teenagers, outstretched hands and microphones, as the couple made their way to the car. A …

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