The Beatles’ diary -- 2nd December 1969

Tuesday, 2nd December 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Sugar Sugar – The Archies
  2. (Call Me) Number One – The Tremeloes
  3. Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday – Stevie Wonder
  4. Oh Well – Fleetwood Mac
  5. Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town – Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
UK albums chart
  1. Abbey Road – The Beatles
  2. Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3 – Various Artists
  3. Johnny Cash At San Quentin – Johnny Cash
  4. Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin
  5. Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas – Tom Jones

Recording session for the TV show ‘24 Hours’. Further recording took place on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. This show was broadcast on 15th December (BBC1) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

A further session for ‘Man Of The Decade’ took place later in the day at the Tittenhurst (John’s house). This show was broadcast on 30th December (ATV) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

George’s first solo appearance outside of The Beatles, as part of Delaney and Bonnie’s backing band at the Colston Hall in Bristol. He said: “I saw their opening night at the Albert Hall. Ringo and I went, sat in a box, and watched the show. Eric Clapton had brought them over because he’d just done a tour with Blind Faith, and they were the supporting band. Eric had always said he was more interested in their band, which was a real working band, whereas Blind Faith was just put together because they were all famous. After the Albert Hall, they played The Speakeasy and I went down there, and they said, ‘Okay, are you coming on the road with us?’ And the next morning, this big bus pulled up outside my house with all these musicians on their way to Bristol to start this British and …

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