The Beatles’ diary -- 6th July 1966

Wednesday, 6th July 1966

UK singles chart
  1. Paperback Writer – The Beatles
  2. Strangers In The Night – Frank Sinatra
  3. Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
  4. River Deep Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner
  5. Nobody Needs Your Love – Gene Pitney
UK albums chart
  1. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  2. Aftermath – The Rolling Stones
  3. Small Faces – The Small Faces
  4. Animalisms – The Animals
  5. Cilla Sings A Rainbow – Cilla Black

The Beatles visited India on their way home. George said: “I had already decided that I was going to go to India on the way back, to have a look and pick up a sitar. Neil said he would come with me. I had already bought a crummy sitar in London and played the ‘Norwegian Wood’ bit, but that wasn’t the point. I did want to go to India… And the others said, ‘Ooh, I’ll go too’, so in the end, everybody was going. But by the time we had got through the Manila experience, nobody wanted to get off the plane when it arrived at Delhi, they thought, ‘No thanks, no more changes, let’s just go home!’ They didn’t want to go, so I said to Neil, ‘Are you still coming?’ and he said ‘Yes’. So we got our hand baggage and prepared for Delhi and then a stewardess came down the plane and said: ‘Sorry …

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