The Beatles’ diary -- 12th September 1966

Monday, 12th September 1966

UK singles chart
  1. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
  2. All Or Nothing – The Small Faces
  3. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  4. They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haa – Napoleon XIV
  5. Too Soon To Know – Roy Orbison
UK albums chart
  1. Revolver – The Beatles
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
  4. Blonde On Blonde – Bob Dylan
  5. Paradise Hawaiian Style – Elvis Presley

The first Monkees music show was broadcast on American TV. This was a lousy attempt to combine “the music and humour of The Beatles with… the music and humour of The Beatles.” NBC advertised for “Folk and rock musicians – singers for acting roles in a new TV series. Running parts for four insane boys, aged 17-21.” The four lucky winners were Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones. Jones was the only British bloke, and sang his songs in Manchester… I wouldn’t normally bother telling you all of this, but for one amazing coincidence – he had previously appeared on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ in ’64 (the same show as The Beatles) as The Artful Dodger in ‘Oliver!’ is not affiliated with or approved by The Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
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