The Beatles’ diary -- 29th August 1967

Tuesday, 29th August 1967

UK singles chart
  1. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
  2. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones
  3. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  4. Even The Bad Times Are Good – The Tremeloes
  5. The House That Jack Built – Alan Price Set
UK albums chart
  1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
  2. Headquarters – The Monkees
  3. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  4. Best Of The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys
  5. Mamas And Papas Deliver – Mamas & Papas

Brian was buried at a Jewish cemetery in Liverpool. It was a strictly family affair, and The Beatles weren’t invited. “Queenie was worried that the crowds would get out of hand if they did,” said Taylor. “There was one comical moment at the service. Brian’s body had travelled up from London by road. It was delayed and Cilla, Gerry Marsden and I were among the other family members when there was a long and unexplained delay. Time dragged on at the sad occasion as the coffin simply did not arrive and Gerry whispered to me behind his hand, ‘Trust Brian to be late for his own funeral.’ I had a job to suppress my laughter, but it was a respectful joke. Brian always had a reputation for not being terribly punctual.”



 
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