The Beatles’ diary -- 13th May 1968

Monday, 13th May 1968

UK singles chart
  1. What A Wonderful World / Cabaret – Louis Armstrong
  2. Lazy Sunday – The Small Faces
  3. Simon Says – 1910 Fruitgum Company
  4. A Man Without Love – Engelbert Humperdinck
  5. I Don’t Want Our Loving To Die – Herd
UK albums chart
  1. John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan
  2. History Of Otis Redding – Otis Redding
  3. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  4. Greatest Hits – The Supremes
  5. Greatest Hits – The Four Tops

The Beatles announced the launch of Apple at the Americana Hotel, New York. John explained: “It’s a business concerning records, films, and electronics and, as a sideline, manufacturing, or whatever. We want to set up a system whereby people who just want to make a film about anything don’t have to go on their knees to somebody’s office, probably yours.” Paul said: “We really want to help people, but without doing it like a charity or seeming like ordinary patrons of the arts. I mean, we’re in the happy position of not really needing any more money, so for the first time, the bosses aren’t in it for the profit. If you come to see me and say, ‘I’ve had such and such a dream,’ I will say, ‘Here’s so much money. Go away and do it.’ We’ve already bought all our dreams, so now, we want …

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