The Beatles’ diary -- 20th August 1966

Saturday, 20th August 1966

UK singles chart
  1. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
  2. With A Girl Like You – Troggs
  3. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  4. Black Is Black – Los Bravos
  5. Mama – Dave Berry
UK albums chart
  1. Revolver – The Beatles
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
  4. Summer Days (And Summer Nights) – The Beach Boys
  5. Paradise Hawaiian Style – Elvis Presley

Their concert in Cincinnati had to be called off because it was pouring down with rain, and they’d forgotten to put up a roof! Furious arguments ensued backstage with Brian calling them a bunch of amateurs, and the promoters pointing out that 35,000 kids had already taken their seats. The Beatles asked for assurances that the equipment was safe, but they couldn’t give it so they had to call the whole thing off and re-arrange it for the next day. This meant that they had to play two gigs in one day (one in Cincinnati, and one in St. Louis!).



 
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