The Beatles’ diary -- 24th August 1967

Thursday, 24th August 1967

UK singles chart
  1. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
  2. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  3. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones
  4. Death Of A Clown – Dave Davies
  5. I Was Made To Love Her – Stevie Wonder
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. Mamas And Papas Deliver – Mamas & Papas
  5. Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix Experience

John, Paul and George attended the Maharishi’s lecture at the Hilton Hotel, London. Patti Harrison had already been a member since February, and finally convinced George to drag his mates along. Pete Shotton recalled: “We each received a personal mantra in exchange for a clean white handkerchief, three pieces of fruit, and, last but not least, a full week’s wages. In my case, this only worked out to about £25, but it must have been a tiny fraction of John’s fee. Among those present for this great occasion were Cynthia, Mick Jagger, his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, my wife Beth and myself… and Yoko Ono. To whom I was now introduced for the first time. At this juncture, the silent and unsmiling Yoko seemed little more than a hanger-on, the latest addition to John’s collection of …

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