The Beatles’ diary -- 18th December 1962

Tuesday, 18th December 1962

UK singles chart
  1. Return To Sender – Elvis Presley
  2. Lovesick Blues – Frank Ifield
  3. Sun Arise – Rolf Harris
  4. Bobby’s Girl – Susan Maughan
  5. The Next Time / Bachelor Boy – Cliff Richard
UK albums chart
  1. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  2. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  3. Out Of The Shadows – The Shadows
  4. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack
  5. Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets – Bobby Vee & The Crickets

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

The Beatles flew back to Hamburg for another two-week stint at The Star-Club. The Beatles were once again very reluctant to go but they had no choice, because it had been arranged before they released the single. George wrote home saying: “I hope you had a good Christmas, or at least better than ours. We only have three more days to go, and then we’ll be away from this place for good (I hope).”

To make matters worse, they weren’t even top of the bill for most of the run, because they had to play second fiddle to Johnny and the Hurricanes. John said: “We didn’t really want to go back. If we had our way, we’d have just copped out on the engagement, because we didn’t feel like we owed them fuck all!”



 
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