1978 Don’t Let Me Down – The Beatles With Billy Preston (1969)

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Don’t Let Me Down.

Don’t Let Me Down was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were recorded at Twickenham Film Studios and Apple Studios in London during the Let It Be sessions. Two  extract from the rehearsals were included on the Fly On The Wall disc included with the 2003 album Let It Be…Naked. The Beatles and Billy Preston recorded the song at Apple Studios in 1969. That version was produced by George Martin and was released as the B-side to Get Back. The single was credited to The Beatles With Billy Preston. It reached number one on the UK Singles chart and the Billboard chart. The Beatles and Billy Preston performed the song live twice on the roof of Apple Studios in London in 1969. An edit of the two performances was released on the album Let It Be…Naked in 2003. One live performance was used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be.

Now Hear This: Don’t Let Me Down – The Beatles (2003)
Fly On The Wall – The Beatles (2003)

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