The Beatles’ diary -- 2nd July 1969

Wednesday, 2nd July 1969

UK singles chart
  1. The Ballad Of John And Yoko – The Beatles
  2. Oh Happy Day – The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  3. Living In The Past – Jethro Tull
  4. Time Is Tight – Booker T & The MG’s
  5. In The Ghetto – Elvis Presley
UK albums chart
  1. His Orchestra His Chorus His Singers His Sound – Ray Conniff
  2. My Way – Frank Sinatra
  3. This Is Tom Jones – Tom Jones
  4. Nashville Skyline – Bob Dylan
  5. On The Threshold Of A Dream – The Moody Blues

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (15:00–21:00) during which they recorded Her Majesty, Golden Slumbers and Carry That Weight.

Cynthia travelled up to Scotland to give John an ear-bashing, and took Julian straight back home again. This was also the day that Brian Jones (of The Rolling Stones) was found drowned in a swimming pool, aged 27. He’d only announced his departure from the band a month before, so wild rumours started flying around about him being bumped off. John said: “From being brilliant he became the kind of person you dread ringing you up. He was in a lot of pain but I was going through so much myself that it seemed there was nothing I could do to help.”


 
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