The Beatles’ diary -- 30th November 1970

Monday, 30th November 1970

UK singles chart
  1. I Hear You Knocking – Dave Edmunds
  2. Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix Experience
  3. Indian Reservation – Don Fardon
  4. Woodstock – Matthew’s Southern Comfort
  5. Cracklin’ Rosie – Neil Diamond
UK albums chart
  1. New Morning – Bob Dylan
  2. Led Zeppelin III – Led Zeppelin
  3. Motown Chartbusters Vol. 4 – Various Artists
  4. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  5. Candles In The Rain – Melanie

George’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ was released in Britain. Critic Richard Williams described it as “the rock equivalent of the shock felt by pre-war moviegoers when Garbo first opened her mouth in a talkie: Garbo talks! Harrison is free!” When Jann Wenner interviewed John in ‘Rolling Stone’ he was rather less enamoured: “I think it’s ‘alright’,” he said. “At home, I wouldn’t play that kind of music, but I don’t want to hurt George’s feelings. I mean I don’t know how to say about it. I think it’s better than Paul’s.” Wenner then asked him what he thought of Paulís, and he said “I thought it was rubbish. I think he’ll make a better one when he’s frightened into it.”

To be fair to George and Paul, John slagged off just about ‘everybody’ in that interview – the Beatles, George Martin …

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