The Beatles’ diary -- March 1970

March 1970

Friday, 6th March

‘Let It Be’ single – front cover ReleasedUK single. Let It Be Peak position: Melody Maker – #3; NME – #3; Record Retailer – #2

Wednesday, 11th March

‘Let It Be’ single – front cover ReleasedUSA single. Let It Be Peak position: Billboard – #1; Cashbox – #1; Record World – #1

Recording session for the radio show ‘The Beatles Today’ at the Aeolian Hall Studios This show was transmitted on 30th March (BBC Radio 1) and featured an interview with George Harrison.

Thursday, 12th March

George and Patti moved into their new house at Henley-on-Thames, a mock-Tudor castle with turrets and parkland.

Sunday, 22nd March

In an interview for the French magazine ‘L’Express’, John revealed that the Beatles smoked some pot before getting their gongs at the palace. A spokesman for Buckingham Palace replied: “Obviously when people come along to an investiture toilet facilities are available.”

Monday, 23rd March

Paul completed his first solo album, on the same day that Phil Spector started overdubbing orchestrals onto the ‘Get Back’ tapes. The only Beatle’s to attend Spector’s sessions were George and Ringo.

Wednesday, 25th March

Recording session for the radio show ‘Scene And Heard’ at the Apple Corps This show was transmitted on 29th March (BBC Radio 1) and featured an interview with Ringo Starr.

John and Yoko had their first Primal Scream therapy session.

Friday, 27th March

Ringo’s first solo album ‘Sentimental Journey’ was released in Britain. The cover had a picture of The Empress pub on it (High Park Street, on the corner of Admiral Grove), round the corner from his childhood house. His mother used to work behind the bar when he was a kid.

Sunday, 29th March

Recording session for the TV show ‘Frost On Sunday’ at the Wembley Studios. The programme was broadcast live (LWT) and featured an interview with Ringo Starr.

Tuesday, 31st March

Recording session for the radio show ‘Open House’ at the Broadcasting House This show was transmitted live (BBC Radio 2) and featured an interview with Ringo Starr.


 
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