The Beatles’ diary -- 2nd June 1967

Friday, 2nd June 1967

UK singles chart
  1. Silence Is Golden – The Tremeloes
  2. Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
  3. Dedicated To The One I Love – The Mamas & The Papas
  4. Then I Kissed Her – The Beach Boys
  5. Puppet On A String – Sandie Shaw
UK albums chart
  1. More Of The Monkees – The Monkees
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Green Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones
  4. Best Of The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys
  5. The Monkees – The Monkees

‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album – front cover ReleasedUSA album. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Peak position: Billboard – #1; Cashbox – #1; Record World – #1

Recording session at De Lane Lea Recording Studios (19:00–02:15) during which they recorded It’s All Too Much.

This was the day that the hippies gathered at the Indica bookshop to discuss the jailing of their mate Hoppy. The decision was taken to try and influence the Governments drug’s policy by advertising in ‘The Times’. The Government had recently asked the Advisory Council on Drug Dependence to set up a sub-committee to look into the effects of hallucinogenic substances, and it was felt that by bringing the debate into the public arena they might be able to affect the committee’s ruling. A full-page advertisement in ‘The Times’ was seen as an easy way to achieve it. All they needed was for somebody to pay for it… (see 24th July 1967).


 
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