The Beatles’ diary -- 28th August 1966

Sunday, 28th August 1966

UK singles chart
  1. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
  2. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  3. With A Girl Like You – Troggs
  4. They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haa – Napoleon XIV
  5. Mama – Dave Berry
UK albums chart
  1. Revolver – The Beatles
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
  4. Summer Days (And Summer Nights) – The Beach Boys
  5. Blonde On Blonde – Bob Dylan

Performance at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, USA, attended by 45,000 people, as part of their Third American Tour.

The Beatles played a gig to 45,000 at the Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. Their limo had to turn back after the kids started clambering all over it, and the police had to beat them back with batons. One paper reported: “The Beatles fled to offices under the grandstand as crowds charged the entrance gates. Time and again, police were forced to hit out with their clubs, to keep the fans off the gates. Youths then charged the wooden barricades which had been set up to keep the crowds back. They hurled sticks and bottles at police until they were finally turned away with a shoulder charge by officers who cleared a sort of no-man’s land between the crowds and the exit gates. Meanwhile, The Beatles, who were virtually imprisoned beneath the grandstand by fans stampeding from one spot to …

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