The Beatles’ diary -- 13th August 1966

Saturday, 13th August 1966

UK singles chart
  1. With A Girl Like You – Troggs
  2. Out Of Time – Chris Farlowe
  3. The More I See You – Chris Montez
  4. Black Is Black – Los Bravos
  5. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
UK albums chart
  1. Revolver – The Beatles
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
  4. Summer Days (And Summer Nights) – The Beach Boys
  5. Aftermath – The Rolling Stones

Performance at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit, USA, attended by 30,800 people, as part of their Third American Tour.

A particularly nasty ‘book-burning’ took place in South Carolina. It had been arranged by the local radio station, KLUE, and was soured when the ‘Grand Dragon’ of the Ku Klux Klan nailed a Beatles LP to his cross and started parading around a pyre. (Justice was done a day later… when God knocked out the station’s transmission tower with lightning!) John said: “When they started burning our records… that was a real shock, the physical burning. I couldn’t go away knowing I’d created another little piece of hate in the world, so I apologised.” But George took a more pragmatic view, saying: “They’ve got to buy them before they can burn them.”



 
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