The Beatles’ diary -- 29th June 1967

Thursday, 29th June 1967

UK singles chart
  1. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
  2. There Goes My Everything – Engelbert Humperdinck
  3. Carrie-Anne – The Hollies
  4. Silence Is Golden – The Tremeloes
  5. Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
UK albums chart
  1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix Experience
  4. More Of The Monkees – The Monkees
  5. A Drop Of The Hard Stuff – The Dubliners

Mick and Keith were jailed on drug charges. Jagger went down for three months, and Richards got a year (simply for allowing drugs to be smoked in his house!). Robert Fraser – because he had possession of the much harder heroin – ended up with six months.

Their mates immediately rallied round and The Who released a double A-side of Stones’ hits – ‘The Last Time’ b/w ‘Under My Thumb’. The Beatles had already shown their solidarity by doing backing vocals on ‘We Love You’.

The next few nights saw sprightly demonstrations outside the offices of the ‘News Of The World’ (the paper that started it all off back in February) and other papers started siding with the kids. The editor of ‘The Times’ (a Stones fan?) kicked up a fuss in his editorial, famously asking “Who breaks a butterfly …

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