The Beatles’ diary -- 12th March 1970

Thursday, 12th March 1970

UK singles chart
  1. Wand’rin’ Star – Lee Marvin
  2. I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
  3. Let’s Work Together – Canned Heat
  4. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) – Edison Lighthouse
  5. Instant Karma – John Lennon & Yoko Ono With The Plastic Ono Band
UK albums chart
  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  2. Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3 – Various Artists
  3. Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin
  4. Abbey Road – The Beatles
  5. Paint Your Wagon – Original Soundtrack

George and Patti moved into their new house at Henley-on-Thames. It was a mock-Tudor castle with turrets and parkland. George explained: “I remember once going to Claremont Park where Clive of India had lived and they had made it into a school, as they often do with old houses, and sold off the garden for bungalows. But round the other side you could get into this park with rhododendrons and lakes, which was very nice. I’d go there on acid and trip out and sit under the trees with the sun shining. But I remember once having a deep and emotional upset probably heightened by the drugs as well… It was ten minutes from closing time and there was a nasty old watchman saying, ‘Get out, get away’ (because we looked a bit ‘funny’ in those days). He was jumping to conclusions that we …

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