The Beatles’ diary -- 16th October 1968

Wednesday, 16th October 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Those Were The Days – Mary Hopkin
  2. Little Arrows – Leapy Lee
  3. Jesamine – Casuals
  4. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  5. Lady Willpower – Union Gap
UK albums chart
  1. Greatest Hits – The Hollies
  2. Live At The Talk Of The Town – The Seekers
  3. Bookends – Simon & Garfunkel
  4. Wheels Of Fire – Cream
  5. Delilah – Tom Jones

The Beatles longest-ever session, working for a solid twenty-four hours, trying to decide the running order for the ‘White Album’. Only John and Paul attended, because George was in the States and Ringo was sunning himself at the beach. In the end they put all the animal songs on Side B, all the rock songs on Side C, and George had a song on each side. George Martin tried to convince them that it would be better to release one glorious 14-track album instead, but they were having none of it. Nobody wanted to sacrifice a song.



 
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