The Beatles’ diary -- 19th April 1968

Friday, 19th April 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Congratulations – Cliff Richard
  2. Delilah – Tom Jones
  3. What A Wonderful World / Cabaret – Louis Armstrong
  4. Lady Madonna – The Beatles
  5. If I Only Had Time – John Rowles
UK albums chart
  1. John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan
  2. History Of Otis Redding – Otis Redding
  3. Greatest Hits – The Supremes
  4. Greatest Hits – The Four Tops
  5. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack

Paul took Alistair Taylor down to the photo studio and had him sit on a stool and sing ‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling’. The resulting photo appeared in the paper over an ad for any un-signed bands, writers, and poets to send their manuscripts and demo tapes to Apple. They promptly received about thirty-billion bits of shit in the morning mail – half of which ended up in the dustbin. The advert ran: “This man has talent. One day he sang his sings to a tape recorder (borrowed from the man next door). In his neatest handwriting he wrote an explanatory note (giving his name and address) and, remembering to enclose a picture of himself, sent the tape, letter and photograph to Apple Music, 94 Baker Street, London W1. If you were thinking of doing the same thing yourself – do it now! This …

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