The Beatles’ diary -- 13th January 1969

Monday, 13th January 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Lily The Pink – The Scaffold
  2. Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
  3. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – Marmalade
  4. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
  5. I’m The Urban Spaceman – Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
UK albums chart
  1. The White Album – The Beatles
  2. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  3. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  4. Help Yourself – Tom Jones
  5. Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones

‘Yellow Submarine’ album – front cover ReleasedUSA album. Yellow Submarine Peak position: Billboard – #2; Cashbox – #3; Record World – #2

The meeting round Ringo’s house had only served to exacerbate the situation, so John decided to stay at home and give an interview to ‘Disc And Music Echo’s’ Ray Coleman. He was quoted as saying: “I think Apple is a bit messy and it needs tightening. We haven’t got half the money that people think we have. We have enough to live on, but we can’t let it go one like it is. We started off with loads of ideas about what we wanted to do, you know, an umbrella of different activities. But, like one or two other things, it didn’t work out because we weren’t quick enough to realise that we needed a business brain to run the whole thing. You can’t offer facilities to poets and charities unless you have money coming in. It’s been pie-in-the-sky from the start… We did it all wrong – you …

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