The Beatles’ diary -- 8th May 1969

Thursday, 8th May 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Get Back – The Beatles
  2. Goodbye – Mary Hopkin
  3. The Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  4. Pinball Wizard – The Who
  5. Come Back And Shake Me – Clodagh Rodgers
UK albums chart
  1. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  2. Songs From A Room – Leonard Cohen
  3. On The Threshold Of A Dream – The Moody Blues
  4. Elvis NBC TV Special – Elvis Presley
  5. Goodbye – Cream

Recording session for the radio show ‘Scene And Heard’ at the Apple Corps This show was transmitted on 11th May (BBC Radio 1) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

Allen Klein sacked Alistair Taylor, who recalled: “Within two weeks of Klein arriving I was sacked. It was a hell of a blow. They told me a couple of days before I went on holiday. There were sixteen names on the list, and I was at number one. Neil was the only survivor. He was untouchable. Klein cleaned out everybody who was close to The Beatles, and from that moment on I couldn’t even get them on the phone! The next time I spoke to Paul was twenty years later.” […Maybe that’s because he went and took a job with Dick James.] Dee Meehan (the Apple secretary) remembered: “He just moved in and started firing people. He got rid of everybody he could possibly clear out, either by taking their work away, so that there was nothing for them to do, or by making their jobs so uncomfortable …

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