The Beatles’ diary -- 5th January 1968

Friday, 5th January 1968

UK singles chart
  1. Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
  2. ukalbum-magical-mystery-tour – The Beatles
  3. I’m Coming Home – Tom Jones
  4. If The Whole World Stopped Loving – Val Doonican
  5. Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart – Gene Pitney
UK albums chart
  1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Val Doonican Rocks But Gently – Val Doonican
  4. The Last Waltz – Engelbert Humperdinck
  5. Breakthrough – Various Artists

The BBC repeated the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ movie, but in colour this time. This was also the day that the Beatles’ biographer, Hunter Davies, tracked down Freddie Lennon for his book. John then met him at Kenwood, and after a few more meetings they kissed and made-up, and remained friendly for the rest of their lives. John even bought him a brand new flat. He also gave his blessing to his impending marriage to the nineteen-year-old Pauline Jones. They were originally going to wait until she was twenty-one because her mum refused to give consent, but they sneaked off to Scotland and married there instead. is not affiliated with or approved by The Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
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