The Beatles’ diary -- 24th July 1967

Monday, 24th July 1967

UK singles chart
  1. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  2. Alternate Title – The Monkees
  3. It Must Be Him (Seul Sur Son Etoile) – Vikki Carr
  4. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
  5. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
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. Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix Experience
  5. Going Places – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

The Beatles bought and signed the petition to legalise cannabis, which appeared as an advert in ‘The Times’. The advert read:

The signatories to this petition suggest to the Home Secretary that he implement a five-point programme of cannabis law reform:
1. The government should permit and encourage research into all aspects of cannabis use, including its medical applications.
2. Allowing the smoking of cannabis on private premises should no longer constitute an offence.
3. Cannabis should be taken off the dangerous drugs list and controlled, rather than prohibited, by a new ‘ad hoc’ instrument.
4. Possession of cannabis should either be legally permitted or at most be considered a misdemeanour, punishable by a fine of not more than £10 for a first offence and not more than £25 for …

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