The Beatles’ diary -- 26th March 1968

Tuesday, 26th March 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Legend Of Xanadu – Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
  2. Cinderella Rockefella – Esther & Abi Ofarim
  3. Delilah – Tom Jones
  4. Rosie – Don Partridge
  5. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
UK albums chart
  1. John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan
  2. Greatest Hits – The Supremes
  3. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  4. Greatest Hits – The Four Tops
  5. History Of Otis Redding – Otis Redding

Paul, Jane and Neil Aspinall returned to London, leaving John and George on their own. They were now getting a little bit lonely, so they asked Magic Alex to fly out and keep them company. But inviting him proved to be a ‘huge’ mistake, because he was the world’s biggest-ever sceptic and took an instant dislike to the Maharishi: “I’ve never seen a Holy Man with a bookmaker,” he laughed, and dismissed all the other students as “mentally-ill old ladies and a bunch of lost, pretty girls.” Jenny Boyd recalled: “He came because he didn’t approve of the Beatles’ meditating, and he wanted John back home. He had originally been introduced to the group as John’s new guru, and he could see his position being usurped by the Maharishi.”

The only person that Alex seemed to get along with was …

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