The Beatles’ diary -- 18th February 1965

Thursday, 18th February 1965

UK singles chart
  1. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers
  2. Tired Of Waiting For You – The Kinks
  3. Keep Searchin’ – Del Shannon
  4. Go Now – The Moody Blues
  5. I’ll Never Find Another You – The Seekers
UK albums chart
  1. Rolling Stones No.2 – The Rolling Stones
  2. Beatles For Sale – The Beatles
  3. Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican – Val Doonican
  4. Best Of Jim Reeves – Jim Reeves
  5. ukalbum-a-hard-days-night-1 – The Beatles

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (15:30–17:15) during which they recorded You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away.

A further session took place between 18:30–22:30 in Studio 2 at which they recorded If You’ve Got Trouble and Tell Me What You See.

By now Brian had the Beatles’ thumbs in all kinds of business pies, and they either owned, or part-owned, The Beatles Ltd, NEMS Enterprises, The Beatles Film Productions Ltd, Subafilms, Northern Songs, Lenmac Enterprises, Maclen Music and Ringo’s Brickey Building Company. (Not to mention the forthcoming Apple Music… Apple Films… Apple Boutique… Apple Electronics… etc.) Indeed, their empire was growing so wild that their accountants were starting to worry that a large part of their earnings was being needlessly frittered away in taxes. So someone hit upon the novel idea of floating Northern Songs on the stock exchange. This meant they could avoid paying Capitol Gains Tax. Plans were hastily drawn up and the shares were apportioned like so: Dick James took 1,875,000 (37.5%), John …

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