The Beatles’ diary -- 9th July 1969

Wednesday, 9th July 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Something In The Air – Thunderclap Newman
  2. In The Ghetto – Elvis Presley
  3. The Ballad Of John And Yoko – The Beatles
  4. Living In The Past – Jethro Tull
  5. Oh Happy Day – The Edwin Hawkins Singers
UK albums chart
  1. His Orchestra His Chorus His Singers His Sound – Ray Conniff
  2. This Is Tom Jones – Tom Jones
  3. Flaming Star – Elvis Presley
  4. According To My Heart – Jim Reeves
  5. Nashville Skyline – Bob Dylan

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (14:30–22:15) during which they recorded Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.

John’s first session after his car crash. Yoko was quite badly hurt and she still couldn’t get out of bed, so John had Harrod’s wheel a new one into the studio (and he was ribbed mercilessly for weeks!). He even strapped a microphone above her head in case she wanted to say something. A visiting dignitary said: “I was at Abbey Road and there was Yoko lying on the bed in the studio and walking around in a see-through nightdress. That stuck in my mind. I thought, now that’s a bit unusual. But that was how it had to be.”


 
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