The Beatles’ diary -- 13th August 1965

Friday, 13th August 1965

UK singles chart
  1. Help! – The Beatles
  2. Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds
  3. You’ve Got Your Troubles – Fortunes
  4. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – The Animals
  5. Tossing And Turning – Ivy League
UK albums chart
  1. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  2. Bringing It All Back Home – Bob Dylan
  3. Joan Baez No.5 – Joan Baez
  4. Mary Poppins – Original Soundtrack
  5. ukalbum-beatles-for-sale-1 – The Beatles

‘Help!’ album – front cover ReleasedUSA album. Help! Peak position: Billboard – #1; Cashbox – #1; Record World – #1

The Beatles flew out of Heathrow for the start of their second US tour.

Selected questions from various press conferences: Aug 1965

Q: John, do you chew gum at all of your press conferences?
John: No, only in America.
Q: Only in America you chew gum?
John: Because people give you gum all the time here.
Q: Have you added anything new to your act for Shea Stadium?
Paul: Yes, we’re going to do a bit of juggling in-between songs.
Q: I’d like to ask you all a personal question about your hair. Your hair is a little longer, so how can you sleep at night with that long hair?
John: When you’re asleep you don’t notice.
Paul: True! Ah, that told him!
George: How do you sleep with your arms and legs still attached? Do you unscrew them?
John: People have only had short hair …

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