The Beatles’ diary -- June 1967

June 1967

Thursday, 1st June

‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album – front cover ReleasedUK album. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Peak position: Disc Weekly – #1; Melody Maker – #1; NME – #1; Record Retailer – #1

‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was released in the UK. Eagle-eyed fans noticed a small credit on the back which read “Cover by MC Productions and The Apple.” Although fans had no way of knowing what ‘Apple’ was at this moment in time, they were soon to find out.

Friday, 2nd June

‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album – front cover ReleasedUSA album. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Peak position: Billboard – #1; Cashbox – #1; Record World – #1

Recording session at De Lane Lea Recording Studios (19:00–02:15) during which they recorded It’s All Too Much.

This was the day that the hippies gathered at the Indica bookshop to discuss the jailing of their mate Hoppy. The decision was taken to try and influence the Governments drug’s policy by advertising in ‘The Times’. The Government had recently asked the Advisory Council on Drug Dependence to set up a sub-committee to look into the effects of hallucinogenic substances, and it was felt that by bringing the debate into the public arena they might be able to affect the committee’s ruling. A full-page advertisement in ‘The Times’ was seen as an easy way to achieve it. All they needed was for somebody to pay for it… (see 24th July 1967).

Sunday, 4th June

Paul saw Jimi Hendrix open his set with ‘Sgt. Peppers’ at the Savile Theatre. Paul later said it was “one of the greatest honours I ever had bestowed on me… particularly as he only had three days to learn the piece.”

Wednesday, 7th June

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (19:00–02:00) during which they recorded You Know My Name (Look Up The Number).

Thursday, 8th June

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (19:00–01:00) during which they recorded You Know My Name (Look Up The Number).

Wednesday, 14th June

Recording session at Olympic Sound Studios (22:30–03:00) during which they recorded All You Need Is Love.

Friday, 16th June

Paul admitted taking LSD in an interview for ‘Life’ magazine and was interviewed by the ITN news.

Monday, 19th June

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 3 (19:00–0145) during which they recorded All You Need Is Love.

Friday, 23rd June

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 3 (20:00–23:00) during which they recorded All You Need Is Love.

Saturday, 24th June

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 1 (17:00–20:00) during which they recorded All You Need Is Love.

Sunday, 25th June

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 1 (14:00–17:00) during which they recorded All You Need Is Love.

There was also a recording session for the TV show ‘Our World’ at the EMI Studios. The programme was broadcast live (BBC1). They played All You Need Is Love.

The Our World broadcast. An estimated 200 million people tuned in, and the BBC billed it as “a live satellite link-up… linking five continents… and bringing man face to face with mankind.”

Monday, 26th June

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (16:00–20:00) during which they recorded All You Need Is Love.

Wednesday, 28th June

George was fined six quid at Putney Magistrates Court, for speeding in his Mini Cooper.

Thursday, 29th June

Mick and Keith were jailed on drug charges. Jagger went down for three months, and Richards got a year. Robert Fraser – because he had possession of the much harder heroin – ended up with six months.


 
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