The Beatles’ diary -- 28th May 1969

Wednesday, 28th May 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Get Back – The Beatles
  2. My Sentimental Friend – Herman’s Hermits
  3. Man Of The World – Fleetwood Mac
  4. Dizzy – Tommy Roe
  5. Behind A Painted Smile – The Isley Brothers
UK albums chart
  1. Nashville Skyline – Bob Dylan
  2. On The Threshold Of A Dream – The Moody Blues
  3. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  4. Elvis NBC TV Special – Elvis Presley
  5. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack

Glyn Johns presented his first attempt at the ‘Get Back’ LP to the Beatles. The set-list was: ‘One After 909’; ‘Rocker’ (link track); ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ (link track); ‘Don’t Let Me Down’; ‘Dig A Pony’; ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’; ‘Get Back’; ‘For You Blue’; ‘Teddy Boy’; ‘Two Of Us’; ‘Maggie Mae’ (link track); ‘Dig It’; ‘Let It Be’; ‘The Long And Winding Road’ and ‘Get Back’ (Reprise).

For anyone who has heard a bootleg of this album, then – with the notable inclusions of ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and the original version of ‘The Long And Winding Road’ (which you can hear on ‘Anthology 3’) – it’s pretty fucking obvious that it would have been the worst album The Beatles ever released. Three of the songs he chose were improved upon as the sessions wore on; one of them was aborted in …

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