The Beatles’ diary -- 6th August 1966

Saturday, 6th August 1966

UK singles chart
  1. With A Girl Like You – Troggs
  2. Out Of Time – Chris Farlowe
  3. Black Is Black – Los Bravos
  4. The More I See You – Chris Montez
  5. Get Away – Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
UK albums chart
  1. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  2. Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
  3. Aftermath – The Rolling Stones
  4. Strangers In The Night – Frank Sinatra
  5. Summer Days (And Summer Nights) – The Beach Boys

Recording session for the radio show ‘The Lennon And McCartney Songbook’ at the Cavendish Avenue (Paul’s house) This show was transmitted on 29th August (BBC Light Programme) and featured interviews with John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Brian held his own press conference in the States, trying to calm things down. He said: “The quote which John Lennon made to a London columnist nearly thee months ago [sic] has been quoted and misrepresented entirely out of the context of the article, which was in fact highly complimentary to Lennon as a person and was understood by him to be an exclusive to the ‘Evening Standard’. It was not anticipated that it would be displayed out of context and in such a manner as it was in an American teenage magazine.” Maureen Cleave, the reporter who actually quoted John’s ‘Jesus’ comment in the first place, released another statement saying: “John was certainly not comparing The Beatles to Christ. He was simply observing that, so weak is the state of Christianity today, The Beatles, to …

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