1996 Oh! Darling – The Beatles (1969)

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Oh! Darling.

This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be. A version recorded during the Let It Be sessions was released in 1996 on the album Anthology 3. The Beatles recorded the song again for their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Chris Thomas. It was first released on The Beatles’ album Abbey Road in 1969. The song was also released as a single in Japan in 1970 with Here Comes The Sun on the B-side.

Now Hear This: Oh! Darling – The Beatles (1996)

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1877 Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave – Fleetwood Mac (1969)

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Fleetwood Mac.

Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave was written by Leo Price. It was recorded by Little Richard in 1957. The song was part of Fleetwood Mac’s live repertoire. They performed the song like on the BBC Radio show Top Gear in March 1969. Fleetwood Mac’s version of Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave influenced The Beatles’ 1969 song Oh! Darling from the album Abbey Road. A live recording of Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave recording for Top Gear in March 1969 was released on Fleetwood Mac’s 1995 album Live At The BBC. John Lennon played Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave during the Plastic Ono Band sessions in 1970.

Now Hear This: Oh! Darling – The Beatles (1969)

1699 Piece Of My Heart – Big Brother And The Holding Company (1968)

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Janis Joplin.

This song was written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns. It was first recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967. The song was recorded by Big Brother And The Holding Company in 1968. Their version featured Janis Joplin on lead vocals. It was released on their album Cheap Thrills. The song was also released as a single with Turtle Blues on the B-side. The single reached number twelve on the Billboard chart. Janis Joplin’s singing influenced Paul McCartney’s singing on The Beatles 1969 song Oh! Darling. The Beatles played Piece Of My Heart during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

Now Hear This: Oh! Darling – The Beatles (1969)