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…”



 
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