The Beatles’ diary -- 24th January 1962

Wednesday, 24th January 1962

UK singles chart
  1. The Young Ones – Cliff Richard
  2. Stranger On The Shore – Acker Bilk
  3. Let There Be Drums – Sandy Nelson
  4. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen – Neil Sedaka
  5. Midnight In Moscow – Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
UK albums chart
  1. The Young Ones – Cliff Richard
  2. Blue Hawaii – Elvis Presley
  3. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  4. The Roaring Twenties Songs From The TV Series – Dorothy Provine
  5. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

The Beatles exchanged contracts with Brian. He took 25% of their earnings (before expenses), and the rest was split between them. This meant that Brian always earned considerably more than each individual Beatle – and this was in the days when a normal agent’s take was only 10%. (Although, to be fair to Brian, his split wasn’t ‘that’ high – because he acted as their manager and their agent – when most groups had one of each. And Elvis used to split his winnings 50/50 with Colonel Tom Parker.)



 
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