The Beatles’ diary -- 13th May 1970

Wednesday, 13th May 1970

UK singles chart
  1. Spirit In The Sky – Norman Greenbaum
  2. Back Home – England World Cup Squad
  3. All Kinds Of Everything – Dana
  4. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  5. Daughter Of Darkness – Tom Jones
UK albums chart
  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  2. McCartney – Paul McCartney
  3. Greatest Hits – Andy Williams
  4. Cricklewood Green – Ten Years After
  5. Easy Rider – Original Soundtrack

US premiere of the ‘Let It Be’ movie. None of The Beatles bothered going. Press reviews were downbeat, with Nina Hibbin saying: “It is disappointingly barren… Paul McCartney, now very much the guiding spirit of the team, comes over as a thorough-going professional who, one can imagine, switch off his Beatle-self out of studio hours and change into a quite different person at home. George Harrison, with his strong-boned face and shut-in expression, looks as if he could fit into any tough and isolated position – as a shepherd in Bulgaria or the manager of a suburban sub-post office. John Lennon and Ringo Starr appear to be the true individualists, as far as the film allows us to glimpse their individuality, with Beatle eccentricities running through their veins.” The ‘Sunday …

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