The Beatles’ diary -- 30th November 1963

Saturday, 30th November 1963

UK singles chart
  1. She Loves You – The Beatles
  2. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  3. Don’t Talk To Him – Cliff Richard
  4. I’ll Keep You Satisfied – Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
  5. Secret Love – Kathy Kirby
UK albums chart
  1. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  2. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  3. Meet The Searchers – The Searchers
  4. How Do You Like It – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  5. Freddie & The Dreamers – Freddie & The Dreamers

The Beatles met super-smug Jeffery Archer at a fund-raising dinner. (Yes, and I mean that Jeffery Archer – the English MP.) At the time they met him he was just an undergraduate in charge of the Oxford University Oxfam appeal, but he was struggling to find ways of making it a success – until he hit upon a sure-fire way of bringing in the readies… he’d get The Beatles to promote it for him! He duly fired off his orders to NEMS, but was met with a polite rebuff. But, as a sweetener, they suggested that if he turned up at the Empire Theatre the next night, then they might be able to wangle a few autographs for him instead. So he turned up, hung about, set his trap, and as soon as The Beatles came through the door he thrust a collecting tin under their chin, unfurled an Oxfam banner …

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