The Beatles’ diary -- 4th March 1966

Friday, 4th March 1966

UK singles chart
  1. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
  2. Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown – The Rolling Stones
  3. Groovy Kind Of Love – Mindbenders
  4. You Were On My Mind – Crispian St Peters
  5. My Love – Petula Clark
UK albums chart
  1. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  2. Rubber Soul – The Beatles
  3. The 2Nd Lp – Spencer Davis Group
  4. Mary Poppins – Original Soundtrack
  5. Going Places – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

‘Yesterday’ EP – front cover ReleasedUK EP. Yesterday Peak position: Record Retailer – #1

John’s famous “We’re more popular than Jesus” comment was published in the ‘Evening Standard’. Maureen Cleave quoted him as saying: “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now. I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was alright but his disciples were thick and ordinary.” No one batted an eyelid in Britain but the straight-laced Americans seized on it for a bit of Beatle bashing.


 
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