The Beatles’ diary -- 18th May 1968

Saturday, 18th May 1968

UK singles chart
  1. What A Wonderful World / Cabaret – Louis Armstrong
  2. A Man Without Love – Engelbert Humperdinck
  3. Young Girl – Union Gap
  4. Lazy Sunday – The Small Faces
  5. Honey – Bobby Goldsboro
UK albums chart
  1. Scott 2 – Scott Walker
  2. John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan
  3. Greatest Hits – The Four Tops
  4. Greatest Hits – The Supremes
  5. History Of Otis Redding – Otis Redding

John convened his famous meeting to tell everyone that he was Jesus. The night before he stunned Pete with: “I’m Jesus Christ. I’m back again…,” and looked at him like he was fucking nuts. But when the sun came up next morning he was still convinced, so he called everyone in and said: “I’ve got something very important to tell you all. I am… Jesus Christ. I have come back again. This is my thing.” Pete recalled the sound of silence in the room: “It was totally surreal,” he said. “I found myself half-laughing and thinking fucking hell. But no one cross-examined him. No plans were made to announce the Messiah’s arrival. There was a bit of muttering, then silence, till somebody suggested we adjourn for lunch.”


 
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