The Beatles’ diary -- 5th June 1964

Friday, 5th June 1964

UK singles chart
  1. You’re My World – Cilla Black
  2. Juliet – Four Pennies
  3. My Boy Lollipop – Millie
  4. It’s Over – Roy Orbison
  5. Constantly – Cliff Richard
UK albums chart
  1. Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones
  2. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  3. Dance With The Shadows – The Shadows
  4. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  5. A Session With The Dave Clark Five – The Dave Clark Five

The Beatles flew to Amsterdam and had a tour of the red-light district. Many years later John recalled: “We hit town, and I’m not pissing about either. There’s photographs of me grovelling about, crawling about in Amsterdam on my knees, coming out of whore houses and things like that, and people were saying, ‘Good morning, John…’ The police escorted me to the places because they didn’t want a big scandal.” The next day they had a much more gentle tour of the canals in an open-topped boat, and the kids were jumping in the river to get their autographs! 15,000 police had to guard the banks from 50,000 kids.

John said he was doing his level best to fuck himself round the world: “I grabbed one and fucked her under the stairs – another one, fucked her in the bedroom – then another in …

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