1999 Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles (1969)

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Here Comes The Sun.

Here Comes The Sun was written by George Harrison. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording does not feature John Lennon. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. In Japan the song was released as the B-side to Oh! Darling in 1970. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with The Inner Light.

The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. He performed the song at the Concert For Bangla Desh in 1971. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Billy Preston among others. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangla Desh. George Harrison performed the song live with Paul Simon when he appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1976. George Harrison also performed the song live at The Prince’s Trust Concert in 1987. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Phil Collins, and Dave Edmunds among others. That version was released on the album The Prince’s Trust Concert 1987. He also performed the song live during his appearance on Rockline in 1988. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 features Eric Clapton on guitar. It was released on the album Live In Japan in 1992. Joe Brown performed the song live at the Concert For George in 2002. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George. George Harrison wrote an unofficial sequel to the song called Here Comes The Moon. It was released on his 1979 album George Harrison. Here Comes The Sun is mentioned in Ringo Starr’s 2003 song Never Without You.

Now Hear This: Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
Here Comes The Moon – George Harrison (1978)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1987)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1992)
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown (2002)
Never Without You – Ringo Starr (2003)
Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)

1997 Octopus’s Garden – The Beatles (1969)

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Thai EP.

Octopus’s Garden was written by Ringo Starr in 1968. It was first played during The Beatles’ Let It Be sessions in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be. The Beatles recorded the song again for their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Chris Thomas and The Beatles. An edit of Takes 2 and 8 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. Octopus’s Garden was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. The song was also released on the EP Abbey Road in Thailand in 1969. The EP also included Come Together, Oh! Darling, and Something. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love.

The song was part of Ringo Starr’s repertoire. He performed the song when he appeared on VH1 Storytellers in 1998. That version was released on his 1998 album VH1 Storytellers. Another live version was released on his 2007 album Live At Soundstage. The 2013 children’s book Octopus’s Garden uses the lyrics to the song. The book came with a CD that included three new versions of Octopus’s Garden; a new version recorded in 2013 with Ringo Starr on lead vocals, Ringo Starr narrating the story, and instrumental version.

Now Hear This: Octopus’s Garden (Takes 2 & 8) – The Beatles (1996)
Octopus’s Garden – Ringo Starr (1998)
Octopus’s Garden – The Beatles (2006)
Octopus’s Garden – Ringo Starr (2007
Octopus’s Garden – Ringo Starr (2013)
Octopus’s Garden (narration) – Ringo Starr (2013)
Octopus’s Garden (instrumental version) – Ringo Starr (2013)

1993 Something – The Beatles (1969)

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Something.

Something was written by George Harrison in 1968. The song was first played during The Beatles sessions in 1968. It was later played during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. A demo version recorded in 1969 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. Something was recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios with overdubs recorded at Olympic Sound Studios in London. The recording was produced by George Martin and features Billy Preston on Hammond organ. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. Something was later released as a single with Come Together on the B-side. The single reached number one on the Billboard chart and number four on the UK Singles chart. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Blue Jay Way.
The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. He performed it live at the Concert For Bangla Desh in 1971. The band included Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, and Leon Russell among others. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangla Desh. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 was released on the album Live In Japan in 1992. That version features Eric Clapton on guitar. George Harrison also performed the song live during his appearance on Rockline in 1988. The song is also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. He performed it live at Concert For George in 2002. The band included Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George. Other live versions have been released on Back In The U.S. (2002) Back In The World (2003), and Good Evening New York City (2009). The song was performed live by Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh at A Grammy Salute To The Beatles in 2014.

Now Hear This: Something – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
Something – George Harrison (1992)
Something (demo) – The Beatles (1996)
Something – Paul McCartney (2002)
Something – Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton (2003)
Something – Paul McCartney (2003)
Something/Blue Jay Way (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)
Something – Paul McCartney (2009)

1991 Give Peace A Chance – Plastic Ono Band (1969)

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Give Peace A Chance.

Give Peace A Chance was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded by John Lennon and Tom Smothers in 1969. It was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. The recording features Yoko Ono, Timothy Leary,Petula Clark,Derek Taylor, Murray the K, Allen Ginsberg and Dick Gregory among others on backing vocals, handclaps and tambourine. A recording made during rehearsals was released in 1998 on The John Lennon Anthology. The song was produced by André Perry, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and was released as a single credited to Plastic Ono Band. It was their debut single. The B-side was Remember Love. The single reached number two on the UK Singles chart and number fourteen on the Billboard chart. Plastic Ono Band performed the song live in Toronto in 1969. That version was released on the 1969 album Live Peace In Toronto 1969. The song was part of John Lennon’s repertoire. An excerpt of a live version recorded in 1972 was added to the end of Happy Xmas (War Is Over) on the 1975 album Shaved Fish. Another live excerpt recorded in 1972 was released on the 1986 album Live In New York City. Give Peace A Chance was played during a jam session for John Lennon’s birthday in 1971. The jam included John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector among others.

The song was recorded by Peace Choir in 1991. That version included additional lyrics written by Sean Lennon. Peace Choir included Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Peter Gabriel, and Randy Newman among others. Liverpudlian singer Gerry Marsden recorded the song in 1995. Yoko Ono recorded a version of the song in 2004. That version included the original chorus along with newly-recorded spoken word lyrics written by Yoko Ono. A version recorded by The Voices Of Asia in 2005 features the original chorus along with new lyrics. Yoko Ono remixed the song in 2008. Between 2008 and 2009 Yoko Ono released a total of 27 remixes of Give Peace A Chance. The Blow-Up Electrono Mix released in 2009 reached number one on the Billboard Dance chart. Paul McCartney has performed the song live. He performed the song as part of a John Lennon medley in 1990.The medley was released on the 1990 single All My Trials. A live version, performed as a medley with A Day In The Life, was released in 2009 on the album Good Evening New York City. The song is part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band and is sung by Ringo Starr. A live version recorded in 2008 was released on the 2010 album Live At The Greek Theatre 2008.

Now Hear This: Give Peace A Chance (live) – Plastic Ono Band (1969)
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Give Peace A Chance (Reprise) – John Lennon (1975)
Give Peace A Chance (live) – John Lennon (1986)
Strawberry Fields Forever / Help / Give Peace A Chance – Paul McCartney (1990)
Give Peace A Chance – Peace Choir (1991)
Give Peace A Chance – Gerry Marsden (1995)
Give Peace A Chance (rehearsal) – John Lennon (1998)
Give Peace A Chance – Yoko Ono (2004)
Give Peace A Chance – The Voices Of Asia (2005)
Give Peace A Chance (Blow-Up Electrono Mix) – Yoko Ono (2009)
A Day In The Life/ Give Peace A Chance – Paul McCartney (2009)
Give Peace A Chance – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2010)

1977 Get Back – The Beatles With Billy Preston (1969)

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Get Back.

Get Back was written by Paul McCartney 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 extracts 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 a single in 1969 credited to The Beatles With Billy Preston. The B-side was Don’t Let Me Down. The single reached number one on the UK Singles chart and the Billboard chart. A remixed version of the single was produced by Phil Spector and was released on The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be. A second remix version of the single was released in 2003 on the album Let It Be…Naked. The Beatles and Billy Preston performed the song live three times on the roof of Apple Studios in London in 1969.  A live version was released on the album Anthology 3 in 1996. An edit of two live versions was used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love.

Apple artist Doris Troy recorded the song in 1969. Her version was released in 1970 and features George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Billy Preston among others. A version recorded during rehearsals features George Harrison on lead vocals. The song was part of Billy Preston’s repertoire. He recorded a studio version for the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Get Back was also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. Live versions have been released on Recorded Highlights Of The Prince’s Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party (1987), Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990), Good Evening New York City (2009), Paul McCartney Live in Los Angeles (2010), and The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition (2011).

Now Hear This: Get Back – The Beatles (1970)
Get Back – Doris Troy (1970)
Get Back – Billy Preston (1978)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (1987)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (1990)
Get Back (live) – The Beatles (1996)
Get Back – The Beatles (2003)
Fly On The Wall – The Beatles (2003)
Get Back – The Beatles (2006)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (2009)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (2010)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (2011)

1965 Evil Ways – Santana (1969)

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Gregg Rolie and Ringo Starr.

Evil Ways was written by Clarence ‘Sonny’ Henry. It was first recorded by Willie Bobo in 1967. Santana recorded the song in 1969. It was released on their debut album Santana in 1969. It was later released as a single with Waiting on the B-side. It reached number nine on the Billboard chart. The single was released in the UK in 1970 with Jin-Go-Lo-Ba on the B-side. The song was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And The All-Starrs and was sung by Gregg Rolie.

1964 The Court Of The Crimson King – King Crimson (1969)

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Ringo Starr and Greg Lake.

This song was written by Ian McDonald and Peter Sinfield. It was recorded by King Crimson in 1969 and was released on their debut album In The Court Of The Crimson King. The song was split into two parts and was released as a single with The Court Of The Crimson King Part 1 on the A-side and The Court Of The Crimson King Part 2 on the B-side. The single was released in America in 1970 and reached number eighty on the Billboard chart. The song was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band and was sung by Greg Lake.