The Beatles’ diary -- 25th September 1968

Wednesday, 25th September 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  2. Those Were The Days – Mary Hopkin
  3. I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You – The Bee Gees
  4. I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
  5. Do It Again – The Beach Boys
UK albums chart
  1. Delilah – Tom Jones
  2. Greatest Hits – The Hollies
  3. Bookends – Simon & Garfunkel
  4. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  5. A Man Without Love – Engelbert Humperdinck

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (19:30–05:00) during which they recorded Happiness Is A Warm Gun.

Linda spent the night round Paul’s house. This was a big commitment for Linda, because her little kid was back in New York being looked after by friends. “I remember she was just going to start Dalton and my parents were furious with me,” she said. “But I had no feeling of responsibility, I must have been quite irresponsible to think that a five-year-old kid is starting school for the first time, and I’m buzzing off and leaving her.” Paul said: “But we re-met in a pretty funky way. I said, ‘Come on over, then,’ and she arrived the same night we were doing ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun’. She arrived at the house and I phoned, and had Mal go round to check that she was all right.”

“A couple of things struck me about her: I liked her as a woman, she was good-looking with a good figure …

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