The Beatles’ diary -- 20th February 1968

Tuesday, 20th February 1968

UK singles chart
  1. The Mighty Quinn – Manfred Mann
  2. Everlasting Love – Love Affair
  3. Bend Me Shape Me – Amen Corner
  4. Am I That Easy To Forget – Engelbert Humperdinck
  5. She Wears My Ring – Solomon King
UK albums chart
  1. Greatest Hits – The Supremes
  2. Greatest Hits – The Four Tops
  3. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  4. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
  5. Pisces Aquarius Capricorn And Jones – The Monkees

Over the coming weeks each Beatle achieved a varying degree of success. Paul remembered sitting on a flat roof “and it appeared to me that I was like a feather over a hot-air pipe. I was just suspended by this hot-air, which was something to do with the meditation. It was a very blissful thing.” He described the time in ‘Many Years From Now’: “The meditation sessions were increasingly long, they were as long as you could handle. It was a very sensible thing. He basically said, ‘Your mind is confused with day-to-day stress so I want you to try and do twenty minutes in the morning and twenty minutes in the evening.’ That’s what they start you on. Twenty minutes in the morning is not going to hurt anyone. You sit still, you regulate your breathing and, if nothing else, you rest your …

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