The Beatles’ diary -- 28th January 1969

Tuesday, 28th January 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – Marmalade
  2. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
  3. For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
  4. Lily The Pink – The Scaffold
  5. Blackberry Way – The Move
UK albums chart
  1. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  2. The White Album – The Beatles
  3. Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
  4. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  5. Best Of Nat King Cole – Nat King Cole

Recording session at Apple Studios during which they recorded Get Back, Don’t Let Me Down, One After 909, Dig A Pony, I’ve Got A Feeling and Teddy Boy.

George offered up another song for rehearsal – ‘Old Brown Shoe’, only to see it sink with the rest. This led him into an interesting on-air discussion with John, in which they argued the merits of a solo LP. George said: “I’ve already written my quota of tunes for the next ten years… and I’d like to release an album of songs.” To which John replied: “What? On your own?” (Remember that John had already released a few solo singles and albums with Yoko.) He quickly agreed that this was a good idea, and said: “It can provide an outlet for every little note you want.” And George said: “Yeah. And that way, it also preserves this, the Beatles bit, more.”

It was extremely unfortunate – in the light of how ‘Let It Be’ ended up – that the Beatles didn’t give George’s songs a chance …

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