The Beatles’ diary -- 13th September 1969

Saturday, 13th September 1969

UK singles chart
  1. In The Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
  2. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  3. Don’t Forget To Remember – The Bee Gees
  4. Natural Born Bugie – Humble Pie
  5. Too Busy Thinking ’Bout My Baby – Marvin Gaye
UK albums chart
  1. Stand Up – Jethro Tull
  2. The World Of Val Doonican – Val Doonican
  3. According To My Heart – Jim Reeves
  4. Oliver – Original Soundtrack
  5. Johnny Cash At San Quentin – Johnny Cash
John and Yoko performing in TorontoJohn and Yoko in Toronto – 13 Sep ’69

The Plastic Ono Band’s first concert in Toronto, with Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Gene Vincent, The Doors and Alice Cooper. Mal Evans remembered: “When I overheard John saying that he had been asked to appear at a rock ‘n’ roll show in Toronto, I paused only to grab a handful of leads in one hand and a couple dozen plectrums in the other. I already had one foot out of the door waiting to go when John mentioned that he hadn’t got anyone to play with. Then the mad scramble started to get hold of the people whom John had chosen to make up The Plastic Ono Band… He particularly wanted Eric Clapton to make up the four-some, but we couldn’t get hold of him at home, or at any of the clubs we telephoned until 5.30am the next day. Our plane was due …

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