The Beatles’ diary -- 9th November 1966

Wednesday, 9th November 1966

UK singles chart
  1. Reach Out I’ll Be There – The Four Tops
  2. Stop Stop Stop – The Hollies
  3. I Can’t Control Myself – Troggs
  4. Distant Drums – Jim Reeves
  5. Winchester Cathedral – New Vaudeville Band
UK albums chart
  1. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  2. Revolver – The Beatles
  3. Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
  4. Golden Hits – Dusty Springfield
  5. Going Places – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

John met Yoko at her ‘Unfinished Paintings and Objects’ show at the Indica Gallery. All of the exhibits were either pure-white or see-through (apart from one little piece called ‘Add Colour Painting’, which invited the viewer to add a splash of paint themselves). There was a ‘Painting to Shake Hands’ (“A painting for cowards: drill a hole in the canvas and put your hand out from behind. Receive your guests in that position. Shake hands and converse with hands.”) There was also a box of smiles, an all-white chess set (which Roman Polanski grew very fond of), and a Sky-TV (“I would like to see the sky machine on every corner of the street instead of a Coke machine,” she said. “We need more skies than Coke”). Another piece was called ‘Apple’, and consisted of… an apple. “The mind is …

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