The Beatles’ diary -- 4th December 1968

Wednesday, 4th December 1968

UK singles chart
  1. The Good The Bad & The Ugly – Hugo Montenegro
  2. Eloise – Barry Ryan
  3. This Old Heart Of Mine – The Isley Brothers
  4. Lily The Pink – The Scaffold
  5. All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix Experience
UK albums chart
  1. Greatest Hits – The Hollies
  2. The Good The Bad & The Ugly – Original Soundtrack
  3. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  4. The Graduate – Simon & Garfunkel
  5. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack

George sent a memo to all the Apple staff, warning them that he had inadvertently invited a gang of Hell’s Angels over. (Nice one, George.) Alistair Taylor recalled: “We got this memo from him saying, ‘Some friends of mine will be arriving,’ and we ended up with half the building being occupied with the most awful Hell’s Angel…” George’s comforting memo read: “They will be in London this week, on their way to straighten out Czechoslovakia. There will be twelve in number, complete with black leather jackets and motor cycles. They will undoubtedly arrive at Apple and I have heard they may try to make full use of Apple’s facilities. They may look as though they are going to do you in, but they are very straight and do good things, so don’t fear them or uptight them. Try to assist …

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