The Beatles’ diary -- 4th July 1966

Monday, 4th July 1966

UK singles chart
  1. Paperback Writer – The Beatles
  2. Strangers In The Night – Frank Sinatra
  3. Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
  4. River Deep Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner
  5. Nobody Needs Your Love – Gene Pitney
UK albums chart
  1. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  2. Aftermath – The Rolling Stones
  3. Small Faces – The Small Faces
  4. Animalisms – The Animals
  5. Cilla Sings A Rainbow – Cilla Black

Performance at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila, Philippines, as part of their Tour of Germany and Japan. They played Rock And Roll Music, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby’s In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and I’m Down.

Not surprisingly, they weren’t in the best of moods when they woke up next morning, and the papers took exception to their sarky answers at the press conference. The Beatles had already been touring for a month, and hated answering the same old shit like ‘When’s Paul getting married?’ and ‘When are you going to get a haircut?’ and gave them all short shrift in the interviews. But it wasn’t until later in the day that the shit ‘really’ hit the fan. The ‘Manilla Sunday Times’ had run a short story saying: “President Marcos, the First Lady, and the three young Beatles fans in the family, have been invited as guests of honour at the concerts. The Beatles plan to personally follow up the invitation during a courtesy call on Mrs Imelda Marcos at the Malacanang Palace tomorrow morning at …

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