The Beatles’ diary -- 19th September 1964

Saturday, 19th September 1964

UK singles chart
  1. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  2. Have I The Right? – Honeycombs
  3. I’m Into Something Good – Herman’s Hermits
  4. I Won’t Forget You – Jim Reeves
  5. Rag Doll – The Four Seasons
UK albums chart
  1. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  2. Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones
  3. Moonlight And Roses – Jim Reeves
  4. Wonderful Life – Cliff Richard
  5. The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs – The Bachelors

The Beatles flew to the Pigman’s ranch in Arkansas for a little rest. George recalled the trip in his book, ‘I Me Mine’. “The owner of the airline was a man called Pigman. He invited us to his ranch and we flew from Dallas in the Electra to an intermediate airport where Pigman met us in a little plane with the one wing, on top, and with one or maybe two engines. It was just so like Buddy Holly, that one – that was probably the closest we came to that sort of musician’s death. I don’t mean it nearly crashed because it didn’t, but the guy had a little map on his knee, with a light, as we were flying along and he was saying, ‘Oh, I don’t know where we are’, you know, and it was pitch dark and there are mountains all around and he’s rubbing the windscreen trying to get the mist off …

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