The Beatles’ diary -- 18th October 1968

Friday, 18th October 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Those Were The Days – Mary Hopkin
  2. Little Arrows – Leapy Lee
  3. Jesamine – Casuals
  4. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  5. Lady Willpower – Union Gap
UK albums chart
  1. Greatest Hits – The Hollies
  2. Live At The Talk Of The Town – The Seekers
  3. Bookends – Simon & Garfunkel
  4. Wheels Of Fire – Cream
  5. Delilah – Tom Jones

John and Yoko’s drug bust. At 11.30am three-thousand coppers came bursting in and hustled John and Yoko into the kitchen so they could search the place for drugs. “So all of a sudden like,” said John, “there was this knock on the door and a woman’s voice outside, and I looked around and there is a policeman standing in the window wanting to be let in. We’d been in bed and our lower regions were uncovered. Yoko ran into the bathroom to get dressed with her head poking out so they wouldn’t think she was hiding anything. And then I said, ‘Ring the lawyer, quick’, but she went and rang Apple, I’ll never know why. So then they got us for obstruction which was ridiculous, because we only wanted to get our clothes on. The whole thing was set-up. ‘The Daily Express’ was there before the …

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