The Beatles’ diary -- 12th October 1969

Sunday, 12th October 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus – Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
  2. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Bobbie Gentry
  3. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  4. A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
  5. Lay Lady Lay – Bob Dylan
UK albums chart
  1. Abbey Road – The Beatles
  2. Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) – The Rolling Stones
  3. Johnny Cash At San Quentin – Johnny Cash
  4. Blind Faith – Blind Faith
  5. Nashville Skyline – Bob Dylan

Yoko’s second miscarriage. It was supposedly brought on by the withdrawal symptoms from a heroin addiction. (John sang about his in ‘Cold Turkey’.) After she was discharged they went for a short little holiday in the Med, where they vowed to kick the habit. John’s heroin addiction is one of the most commonly forgotten aspects of their break-up – hardly any Beatles’ books deal with it, and some don’t even mention it! But the fact is that he was strung out on drugs for half of ’68 and ’69. “I never injected it or anything,” he said. “We sniffed a little when we were in real pain. But we got such a hard time from everyone, and I’ve had so much thrown at me and Yoko, especially at Yoko. People like Peter Brown in our office, he comes down and shakes my hand and doesn’t even say hello …

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