The Beatles’ diary -- 18th June 1956

Monday, 18th June 1956

UK singles chart
  1. I’ll Be Home – Pat Boone
  2. Lost John / Stewball – Lonnie Donegan
  3. Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley
  4. No Other Love – Ronnie Hilton
  5. Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) – Perry Como
UK albums chart
  1. The album chart did not begin until the 28th July 1956

Paul’s musical dad bought him a trumpet for his birthday, which he quickly went and upgraded to a guitar down the music shop. “Paul actually had a trumpet first,” said George, “and I remember he always used to be playing ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, on and on, always ‘The Saints’. But then he realised that he wouldn’t be able to sing and play at the same time, so he traded it in for a guitar.”

“I tried to play it and I learnt a couple of notes,” said Paul, “but my lip was going funny. [So] I asked him if I could trade it in for a guitar. He said fine. He was very understanding. But my biggest problem – and I realised this when I got it home – was that it was right-handed and I was left-handed, and I didn’t know what you did about that, because there were no rule books.”

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