The Beatles’ diary -- 18th June 1963

Tuesday, 18th June 1963

UK singles chart
  1. From Me To You – The Beatles
  2. I Like It – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  3. Do You Want To Know A Secret? – Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
  4. When Will You Say I Love You – Billy Fury
  5. Scarlett O’Hara – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
UK albums chart
  1. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  2. Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard
  3. Reminiscing – Buddy Holly
  4. It Happened At The World’s Fair – Elvis Presley
  5. I’ll Remember You – Frank Ifield

Paul’s 21st birthday party. He held it in a big marquee round Aunt Jin’s house. But John rather ruined it by beating up Bob Wooler, after he jokingly suggested that he slept with Brian in Spain. John was very drunk and said: “He called me a queer so I battered his bloody ribs in.” He allegedly set upon a woman as well, and when Billy J. Kramer tried breaking it up he pushed him away, saying, “You’re nothing, Kramer, and we’re top!” The ‘Daily Mirror’ reported it on it’s back page three days later under the headline “Beatle In Brawl – Sorry I Socked You.” But because the Beatles were still largely unknown, it went relatively unnoticed.

John said: “The first national press we ever got was on the back page of the ‘Daily Mirror’, after I beat up Bob Wooler. That was the first ‘Lennon …

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