The Beatles’ diary -- 7th January 1969

Tuesday, 7th January 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – Marmalade
  2. Lily The Pink – The Scaffold
  3. Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
  4. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
  5. I’m The Urban Spaceman – Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
UK albums chart
  1. The White Album – The Beatles
  2. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  3. Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
  4. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  5. The Graduate – Simon & Garfunkel

Recording session at Twickenham Studios during which they recorded Gone, Gone, Gone.

This proved to be a very trying day for George, and he had to sit and simmer while his new song, ‘For You Blue’, was studiously ignored by the others. He had suffered this exact same humiliation back on the 6th, after ‘Hear My Lord’ was rudely dismissed in a few takes. The conversation turned wearily to the live-show, and George, already pissed off, reflected that things had been going steadily downhill ever since Brian died. Paul then rounded on John, asking him why he couldn’t be bothered to participate, and a bitchy argument ensued with Paul recalling a session that he’d recently attended with Jackie Lomax, saying that he was so positive about his song that it was a pleasure to work with him, prompting George to retort: “Well go and play with ‘him’, then.” George then kicked …

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