The Beatles’ diary -- 14th May 1968

Tuesday, 14th 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

John and Paul appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ – but wished they hadn’t bothered. John remembered: “It was terrible! There was this baseball player hosting the show, and they didn’t tell us. He was asking, ‘Which one’s Ringo?’ And all that shit! You go on the Johnny Carson show, and when you get there, there’s this sort of football player, who doesn’t know anything about you, and Tallulah Bankhead, pissed out of her head, saying how beautiful we were. It was the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever been on.”

One of the staff members recalled: “During guest host stints, there have been a few times when Johnny Carson’s professionalism was missed. The most memorable occasion was when John Lennon and Paul McCartney astounded us all by offering, through their attorney, Nat Weiss, to appear …

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