The Beatles’ diary -- 23rd June 1966

Thursday, 23rd June 1966

UK singles chart
  1. Strangers In The Night – Frank Sinatra
  2. Paperback Writer – The Beatles
  3. Monday Monday – The Mamas & The Papas
  4. Sorrow – Merseys
  5. When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
UK albums chart
  1. Aftermath – The Rolling Stones
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Small Faces – The Small Faces
  4. Animalisms – The Animals
  5. Cilla Sings A Rainbow – Cilla Black

The Beatles flew to Munich for the start of their world tour. Things got off to a good start when Paul was told to sign a paternity case paper on the plane. A German woman called Erika Heubers was claiming that her daughter, Bettina, was the result of a fine night of passion with Paul in ’61. The fact that Paul had never even clapped eyes on the woman, let alone slept with her didn’t seem to make a blind bit of difference. “It was 1966,” he said, “and we were due to do a European tour. I was told that if the maintenance question wasn’t settled then we couldn’t go to Germany. I wasn’t going to sign a crazy document like this, so I didn’t. Then we were actually on the plane leaving for the tour when they put the paper under my face and said if I didn’t sign, the whole tour was off. …

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