The Beatles’ diary -- 12th September 1967

Tuesday, 12th September 1967

UK singles chart
  1. The Last Waltz – Engelbert Humperdinck
  2. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones
  3. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
  4. Excerpt From ’A Teenage Opera’ – Keith West
  5. The House That Jack Built – Alan Price Set
UK albums chart
  1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Headquarters – The Monkees
  4. Best Of The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys
  5. Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix Experience

Recording session for the TV show ‘Spotlight South-West’. This show was broadcast on 13th September (BBC1) and featured interviews with John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

The highlight of this day was when they got stuck under a bridge. The local news read: “In torrential rain, the 62-seater coach had to reverse across a grassy bank and back up a 1-in-4 hill, past angry motorists all trying to get to Widdecome fair. The coach had already driven past a notice, which warned ‘Narrow Bridge – unsuitable for heavy traffic. Maximum width 7ft 10ins.’ All the mystic signs, stars and lettering decorating their bus started to fall off, leaving a fluttering, sodden trail of eagerly collected souvenirs. Beatle Paul McCartney ran back to collect a huge armful of ‘magic’ stickers and said, ‘It looks as if it’s beyond repair now.’ Back at the hotel, where they stopped for tea, John Lennon completed the de-magicking by pulling off the tattered remains of the …

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