The Beatles’ diary -- 27th September 1968

Friday, 27th 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

Despite the tensions within the band, the party atmosphere at Apple HQ was still very much in full-swing, as Pete Shotton fondly recalls: “The party atmosphere was such that many employees left work in the afternoon feeling very little pain. Our liquor bill alone was astronomical, and dope was made no less readily available.” Alistair Taylor explained: “All of the executives had a little bar, for entertaining. In mine, I had a bottle of Scotch, bottle of vodka, bottle of gin, bottle of brandy, some mixes, and, every week, we’d put in our order to the wine merchants. Neil Aspinall would put in for a bottle of brandy and a bottle of Scotch. Peter Brown would put in for a bottle of vodka, bottle of Scotch, and the mixes. I kept getting this bill from the wine merchants and it was …

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