what can i say?
What can one really say about The Beatles that hasn’t already been said? All I know is this, as time goes on, I’ve come to an ever increasing appreciation of how fabulous the Fab-Four really were. The songs they produced, particularly later in the band’s career, are as great today as they ever were.
let it be fax
- Credited to Lennon-McCartney, Let It Be was written by Paul McCartney.
- Let It Be was released on 6 March 1970, The Beatles’ final single before Paul stunned the world with the announcement that he intended to leave the band.
- Paul once said the idea for the song came from a dream he had about his mother, Mary. In it she told him, “It’ll be all right, just let it be.”
- There are two different versions of Let It Be. The single version features Linda McCartney on backing vocals, in her only known contribution to any song by The Beatles. The album version was remixed by Phil Spector. It has less backing vocals, and features George’s fantastic guitar solo. Billy Preston plays the keyboards.
- In the book, The 100 Best Beatles Songs: An Informed Fan’s Guide by Stephen J. Spignesi and Michael Lewis, a survey was taken to establish “The Fan’s Top Ten.” Let It Be came in at #1. It’s also considered to be one of the greatest songs of all time. Rolling Stone’s 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time ranked Let It Be at #20.
- Let It Be won two Academy Awards in 1971. One for Best Original Song Score, and one for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.
- Notable covers have been produced by: Joe Cocker, Aretha Franklin, John Denver, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Joan Baez, Ray Charles, and Leo Sayer. Aretha Franklin’s version was actually released before The Beatles’ version was.
- Let It Be lyrics.
let it be – the beatles – 1970 – video
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