Sunday, January 06, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-The Beatles
Though Let It Be was the final Beatles release, it was actually recorded before Abbey Road. Anyone who has seen the film Let It Be knows the recording of the album was not a pleasant experience. So producer George Martin was surprised when Paul McCartney approached him about recording again. He told Martin he wanted to record "like they used to" meaning when Brian Epstein was alive and they were getting along. The guys knew Abbey Road would likely be their final album. While they were recording Abbey Road, they were still trying to figure out what to do with what would become Let It Be. Most of Abbey Road was recorded July 1969 and John Lennon released his first solo album before Abbey Road was released. And he was touring with the Plastic Ono Band. Come Together was released as a double sided single Oct. 1969. The George Harrison song Something was the A side. Come Together was the B side. Apparently it was the only Harrison song to ever be released as a Beatles A side. Something reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Come Together topped the chart. Lennon wrote Come Together for Timothy Leary's campaign for Governor of California which ended when Leary was thrown in jail for possession of weed. The song is nonsense lyrics with a great hook. Apparently Lennon did all the vocals and the piano solo though McCartney wrote the piano solo. The tension between the two was obvious and McCartney was unhappy. He still claims he played the piano solo, not Lennon. Abbey Road is a must for anyone's CD collection. Lennon was sued by veteran music publisher Morris Levy for stealing a line from Come Together from the Chuck Berry song You Can't Catch That. Lennon promised to record three Levy owned songs on his 1975 album Rock 'N' Roll. Here's the video for Come Together by The Beatles.