The Beatles’ diary -- 5th January 1970

Monday, 5th January 1970

UK singles chart
  1. Two Little Boys – Rolf Harris
  2. Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town – Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
  3. Sugar Sugar – The Archies
  4. Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
  5. Melting Pot – Blue Mink
UK albums chart
  1. Abbey Road – The Beatles
  2. Let It Bleed – The Rolling Stones
  3. Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas – Tom Jones
  4. Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3 – Various Artists
  5. Johnny Cash At San Quentin – Johnny Cash

Glyn Johns presented The Beatles with attempt No.2 at the ‘Get Back’ LP. This time he included George’s ‘I Me Mine’, John’s ‘Across The Universe’, and dropped Paul’s shitty ‘Teddy Boy’. But they still didn’t like it, so Klein started sounding out Phil Spector.

N.B.: A short history of Phil will now follow… Most people know him for the famous wall-of-sound that he layered on his records, but he actually started out on the other side of the microphone, as a member of the Teddy Bears. He even co-wrote a number one hit – ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’ (which the Beatles covered in their early stage-show. A gender-bending cover-version can be heard on ‘Live At The BBC’). In 1960 he branched out into production, learning the trade under the legendary Leiber and Stoller. He then formed …

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