The Beatles’ diary -- 19th May 1968

Sunday, 19th 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 invited Yoko round his house and they made some music together – literally – because they worked on the ‘Two Virgins’ LP. John recalled: “I called her over; it was the middle of the night and Cyn was away, and I thought, ‘Well, now’s the time if I’m gonna get to know her.’ So she came to the house and I didn’t know what to do; so we went upstairs to my studio and I played her all the tapes that I had made… She was suitably impressed and then she said, ‘Well, let’s make one ourselves,’ so we made ‘Two Virgins’. It was midnight when we started ‘Two Virgins’, and it was dawn when we finished, and then we made love at dawn. It was very beautiful.”

Pete Shotton recalled him in his slippers next morning, eating a boiled egg. “I asked him if he’d had a good time and he said, ‘Yeah …

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