The Beatles’ diary -- 20th July 1967

Thursday, 20th July 1967

UK singles chart
  1. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
  2. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  3. Alternate Title – The Monkees
  4. There Goes My Everything – Engelbert Humperdinck
  5. She’d Rather Be With Me – The Turtles
UK albums chart
  1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
  2. Headquarters – The Monkees
  3. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  4. More Of The Monkees – The Monkees
  5. Fiddler On The Roof – Original London Cast

George and Ringo flew to Greece (John and Paul flew out two days later). This was all part of John’s bizarre plan to buy an island and go and live on it. He’d already bought a little one off the coast of Ireland, but it must have been too fucking windy or something, because he started searching around for another one straight away. His new best mate, Magic Alex, suggested that he snap one up in Greece, where they were “virtually giving them away”, and he went off with Alistair Taylor on a fact-finding mission. “We went off for about a week,” he said, “and short listed three. I reported back and they said ‘Right, let’s go out there’.” But there was one little snag – the newly-installed Greek military government had just banned democracy, long-hair and rock ‘n’ roll (true!)… but …

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