The Beatles’ diary -- 14th August 1962

Tuesday, 14th August 1962

UK singles chart
  1. I Remember You – Frank Ifield
  2. Speedy Gonzales – Pat Boone
  3. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
  4. A Picture Of You – Joe Brown
  5. Don’t Ever Change – The Crickets
UK albums chart
  1. Pot Luck – Elvis Presley
  2. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  3. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack
  4. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  5. Blue Hawaii – Elvis Presley

John phoned up Ringo and asked him if he wanted to replace Pete. And seeing as he was drumming in a Welsh Butlins at the time, he didn’t take much persuading. He gave Rory Storm three days notice and packed his bags for Liverpool. “In gold cowboy boots, with a grey streak in his hair and a thin desperado moustache and beard,” said Brian, “Ringo was playing drums at Butlins holiday camp when the first crisis hit the Beatles under my management…” is not affiliated with or approved by The Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
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