The Beatles’ diary -- 15th July 1964

Wednesday, 15th July 1964

UK singles chart
  1. House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
  2. It’s All Over Now – The Rolling Stones
  3. Hold Me – PJ Proby
  4. Someone Someone – Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
  5. It’s Over – Roy Orbison
UK albums chart
  1. Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones
  2. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  3. The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs – The Bachelors
  4. Buddy Holly Showcase – Buddy Holly
  5. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack

John bought Kenwood. It cost him twenty grand and had a golf course next-door. He then spent forty grand sprucing it up, installing a swimming pool and landscaping the back.

This was also the day that ‘Capitol vs Vee-Jay’ started in the law-courts. Capitol claimed that Vee-Jay had broken their licensing agreement by repackaging ‘Introducing The Beatles’ as ‘Songs, Pictures and Stories’. The agreement reached in January ’64 had only permitted Vee-Jay to sell their songs in the same song-set (i.e. as the exact same album). But Vee-Jay had got around this by releasing the same song-set in a completely different cover – making people think that it was a brand-new album. After three days of legal mumbo-jumbo the Judge awarded victory to Vee-Jay – who wasted no time in bringing out the …

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