The Beatles’ diary -- 29th January 1969

Wednesday, 29th 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 Teddy Boy, One After 909, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Not Fade Away, Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues and Maybe Baby.

John marched into Apple HQ and said: “I don’t give a bugger what anybody else wants, but I’m having Allen Klein for me!” This put the other three Beatles in a bit of a bind, because you couldn’t really split the management of a single group. So they all went round to meet him, and Paul recalled: “The very first thing that made me suspicious about him was meeting him, because he is a bit of a boy. I thought, ‘Okay,’ and treated it ordinarily. But it was nine o’clock, and we had been meeting all day, so I said, ‘I think I’ll go home to Linda,’ and everybody said, ‘Oh no, man. How can you be so uncool? We are here meeting this great guy, and you are going home!’ But I thought, ‘He’s a businessman, and you don’t do business after nine o’clock at night, do you?’ But the crunch came …

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