The Beatles’ diary -- 3rd December 1965

Friday, 3rd December 1965

UK singles chart
  1. The Carnival Is Over – The Seekers
  2. My Generation – The Who
  3. Get Off Of My Cloud – The Rolling Stones
  4. 01/02/2003 – Len Barry
  5. Tears – Ken Dodd
UK albums chart
  1. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  2. Help! – The Beatles
  3. Mary Poppins – Original Soundtrack
  4. Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
  5. Out Of Our Heads – The Rolling Stones

‘We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper’ single – front cover ReleasedUK single. We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper Peak position: BBC – #1; Disc Weekly – #1; Melody Maker – #1; NME – #1; Record Retailer – #1

‘Rubber Soul’ album – front cover ReleasedUK album. Rubber Soul Peak position: Disc Weekly – #1; Melody Maker – #1; NME – #1; Record Retailer – #1

Performance at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland, as part of their British Tour. They played I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Act Naturally, Nowhere Man, Baby’s In Black, Help!, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, Day Tripper and I’m Down.

Alf Bicknell recalled a sorry story travelling up to Glasgow: “Prior to leaving, roadie Mal Evans had gone on ahead and left me with two guitars, a Rickenbacker and a Country Gentleman. I had to strap these on to the back of the car, because it was very rare for me ever to carry anything like this. We’d left London and probably travelled about 30 or 40 miles, and it was getting a little dark. We passed a big heavy truck, and a few hundred yards down the road Ringo says to me, ‘Alf, I think some guy following us is flashing his lights at you.’ I pulled over and stopped, got out, and went back to the guy. He said, ‘You’ve just lost a banjo.’ So I walked to the back of the car. The straps had broken and one of the guitars was gone. So I asked Neil if he was going to tell them what …

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