The Beatles’ diary -- 5th January 1962

Friday, 5th January 1962

UK singles chart
  1. Moon River – Danny Williams
  2. Tower Of Strength – Frankie Vaughan
  3. Midnight In Moscow – Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
  4. Let There Be Drums – Sandy Nelson
  5. Johnny Will – Pat Boone
UK albums chart
  1. Another Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  2. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  3. The Roaring Twenties Songs From The TV Series – Dorothy Provine
  4. Blue Hawaii – Elvis Presley
  5. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack

‘My Bonnie’ single – front cover ReleasedUK single. My Bonnie Peak position: Record Retailer – #48

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Brian persuaded German Polydor to release the ‘My Bonnie / The Saints’ single in the UK. And he also asked them to amend the sleeve to ‘Beatles’, because up until now it read ‘Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers’. (‘Beatles’ was scrubbed in the Fatherland because it sounded too much like ‘peedles’ – the German slang for small willy.)



 
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