The Beatles’ diary -- 22nd September 1969

Monday, 22nd September 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  2. Don’t Forget To Remember – The Bee Gees
  3. In The Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
  4. Je T’Aime… Moi Non Plus – Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
  5. Natural Born Bugie – Humble Pie
UK albums chart
  1. Blind Faith – Blind Faith
  2. Nashville Skyline – Bob Dylan
  3. Nice – The Nice
  4. Stand Up – Jethro Tull
  5. Johnny Cash At San Quentin – Johnny Cash

The Boston radio station, WBCN, excitedly announced that they had an early copy of “the new Beatles album”, when, in actual fact, all they had was Glyn Johns’ rough acetates for the ‘Get Back’ LP. A short time later, another radio station got hold of his mock-up album, and bootlegs began circulating all over America. Meanwhile, the real release date for ‘Get Back’ was pushed back to the end of December, in order to avoid a clash with ‘Abbey Road’.

Things then took an unexpected twist, because Allen Klein told the Beatles that they’d make a lot more money in the long run if the television show was replaced with a ‘Get Back’ movie. This meant that Johns’ original ‘Get Back’ LP would have to be dumped as well, because it didn’t include the songs on the soundtrack. It was also …

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