The Beatles’ diary -- 18th June 1968

Tuesday, 18th June 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Young Girl – Union Gap
  2. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  3. Honey – Bobby Goldsboro
  4. A Man Without Love – Engelbert Humperdinck
  5. Rainbow Valley – Love Affair
UK albums chart
  1. Love Andy – Andy Williams
  2. Scott 2 – Scott Walker
  3. John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan
  4. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  5. Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac

John and Yoko attended the opening of the West End play ‘In His Own Write’ (based on his first book). Richard DiLello reckoned that the press chose this day to launch their sustained attack on John and Yoko. “When they arrived,” he said, “Fleet Street was waiting. The story that they were expected to bring back to the news desk next day had previously been worked out to the column inch. It was to be brief and to the point. They had just one question to ask him, ‘Where’s your wife?’ The question was to carry a premeditated edge to it in order to goad John into snapping ‘I don’t know!’ It was important that he react in some way, so the press could record his mood as well as the substance of the reply. And they got what they went …

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