The Beatles’ diary -- 4th July 1969

Friday, 4th July 1969

UK singles chart
  1. The Ballad Of John And Yoko – The Beatles
  2. Oh Happy Day – The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  3. Living In The Past – Jethro Tull
  4. Time Is Tight – Booker T & The MG’s
  5. In The Ghetto – Elvis Presley
UK albums chart
  1. His Orchestra His Chorus His Singers His Sound – Ray Conniff
  2. My Way – Frank Sinatra
  3. This Is Tom Jones – Tom Jones
  4. Nashville Skyline – Bob Dylan
  5. On The Threshold Of A Dream – The Moody Blues

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (14:45–17:30) during which they recorded Golden Slumbers and Carry That Weight.

John’s first solo single ‘Give Peace A Chance’ was released in the UK. It was credited to ‘Lennon/McCartney and the Plastic Ono Band’, but Paul had nothing to do with it. The Plastic Ono Band wasn’t ‘actually’ a band at all, because it had no permanent members. The idea was that ‘everyone’ was a member, and the cover showed a photo of the telephone directory with “You Are The Plastic Ono Band” printed on top.

John disclosed that he sang the word “masturbation” on tape, but had it changed to “masticating” on the lyric sheet, so they wouldn’t ban it on the radio. is not affiliated with or approved by The Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
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