The Beatles’ diary -- 22nd January 1968

Monday, 22nd January 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
  2. Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde – Georgie Fame
  3. Everlasting Love – Love Affair
  4. ukalbum-magical-mystery-tour – The Beatles
  5. Walk Away Renee – The Four Tops
UK albums chart
  1. Val Doonican Rocks But Gently – Val Doonican
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
  4. British Motown Chartbusters – Various Artists
  5. Their Satanic Majesties Request – The Rolling Stones

The Beatles bought up 34, Boston Place, to house their Apple Electronics lab. They also took out a one-year lease on 95 Wigmore Street to accommodate their fledgling Apple empire. It was here that the Beatles’ hard-core, come-in-all-weather fans gained the affectionate nickname ‘Apple Scruffs’. Margo Stevens recalled: “We stuck it out through all weathers. We were tough as old boots in the end. When they came in to record, we’d sleep out on the pavement. I got so tough, I could sleep in all weathers. When I woke up one morning, there was snow all over me.”

Another scruff called Carol Bedford remembered: “Normally the Beatles would go in to record around midnight. Then they’d finish around 4am. So we could count on at least four hours sleep. But once they came out all sudden at …

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