Posts tagged ‘Get Back’

March 24, 2012

Don’t Let Me Down

“Don’t Let Me Down” was written by John Lennon during The Beatles’ Get Back sessions. It was included as part of the band’s final live concert performance from the rooftop of Apple Studios. This live recording was used as the b-side of the single “Get Back.”

Watch the video for “Don’t Let Me Down” after the jump!

 

 

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February 1, 2012

The Rooftop Concert

The Beatles performed their last ever live performance on the roof of the Apple Records building on January 30th, 1969. The concert was to be the climax of their in-progress Get Back film, which showed the band rehearsing and writing new songs in preparation for a live performance. The show was cut short by the police after local residents complained about the noise.

 

Watch a live performance of “Get Back” from the rooftop concert after the jump!

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January 18, 2012

Watching Rainbows

“Watching Rainbows” is an unreleased Beatles song written by John Lennon and recorded during the massive Get Back sessions. The recording only featured Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as George Harrison had temporarily quit the band during this time. The song eventually evolved into “I’ve Got a Feeling.”

 

Listen to “Watching Rainbows” after the jump!

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January 12, 2012

George Harrison Quits The Beatles

During the filming of the Get Back sessions (eventually recorded as the film and album Let It Be), tensions  between band members were particularly high. With his songwriting continually being rejected and his relationship with both John Lennon and Paul McCartney becoming strained, George Harrison quit The Beatles on January 10, 1969. After several days of relaxation to take his mind off of the growing dissension within the band, Harrison returned on January 22 to complete the recording sessions.