The Beatles’ diary -- 5th May 1960

Thursday, 5th May 1960

UK singles chart
  1. Do You Mind? – Anthony Newley
  2. My Old Man’s A Dustman – Lonnie Donegan
  3. Someone Else’s Baby – Adam Faith
  4. Cathy’s Clown – The Everly Brothers
  5. Fall In Love With You – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
UK albums chart
  1. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack
  2. This Is Hancock – Tony Hancock
  3. The Twang’s The Thang – Duane Eddy
  4. Flower Drum Song – Original Broadway Cast
  5. Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be – Original Cast Recording

Allan Williams became The Beatals first manager. He actually acted more like a promoter than a bona fide manager, getting them a pile of gigs around Liverpool and a run at his Jacaranda Club, but his first impression left a lot to be desired: “I thought they were a right load of layabouts,” he said. “It was true that they were different: they had strong personalities, somehow compelling, and they were oddly impressive in a hard way to define… There seems to be something about my personality that attracts the losers and fringe people of the world, and The Beatals just seemed to be part of that crowd.”

Alan immediatley set about hitting them with his guiding hand, changing their name to ‘Long John And The Silver Beetles’. This was quickly shortened it to the more managable ‘Silver …

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