The Beatles’ diary -- 8th August 1966

Monday, 8th 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

‘Yellow Submarine’ single – front cover ReleasedUSA single. Yellow Submarine Peak position: Billboard – #2; Cashbox – #1; Record World – #1

‘Revolver’ album – front cover ReleasedUSA album. Revolver Peak position: Billboard – #1; Cashbox – #1; Record World – #1

In what was rapidly turning into a full-on Holy War, the South African government – now in full anti-Beatles mode – decided to ban the ‘playing’ of Beatles music as well. (This ban was still in force five years later. They lifted the embargo for Paul, George and Ringo’s solo albums, but they refused to import John’s until long after his death.) Spanish radio was reported to have banned the Beatles music “forever”, and even liberal Holland considered banning their songs.



 
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