The Beatles’ diary -- 25th February 1968

Sunday, 25th February 1968

UK singles chart
  1. The Mighty Quinn – Manfred Mann
  2. Cinderella Rockefella – Esther & Abi Ofarim
  3. She Wears My Ring – Solomon King
  4. Everlasting Love – Love Affair
  5. Bend Me Shape Me – Amen Corner
UK albums chart
  1. Greatest Hits – The Supremes
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Greatest Hits – The Four Tops
  4. British Motown Chartbusters – Various Artists
  5. Breakthrough – Various Artists

One member remembered Maharishi throwing a little party for George’s birthday: “He had the assembly hall decked with everything colourful that could be found; flags, curtains, yards of silk, so that it looked like a theatre setting. And when everyone was seated, the Maharishi entered with his priests and sat cross-legged on a deerskin rug beneath the portrait of his Guru. A real Rishikesh rave-up followed, with the chanting of hymns and the waving of a burning oil lamp! The Maharishi garlanded George, then George returned the gesture. Then the whole audience garlanded both George and Patti with floral sprays and yellow marigolds. George carried on from there by garlanding the necks of his fellow Beatles and their wives. But when it came to the turn of Mal Evans, the garland around …

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