2034 Come And Get It – Badfinger (1969)

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Come And Get It.

Come And Get It was written by Paul McCartney. A demo version recorded by Paul McCartney in 1969 was released on the 1996 album Anthology 3. The song was recorded by Badfinger in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on piano and maracas. It was released as a single in 1969 with Rock Of All Ages on the B-side. The single was released in America in 1970. The single reached number four on the UK singles chart and number seven on the Billboard chart. The song was used in the 1969 movie The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. Badfinger had previously used the name The Iveys and had released a single and an album on The Beatles’ record label Apple Records. Come And Get It was their first release on Apple Records using the name Badfinger. Hollywood Vampires recorded the song for their 2015 album Hollywood Vampires. That version features lead vocals by Paul McCartney and Alice Cooper.

Now Hear This: Come And Get It – The Beatles (1996)
Come And Get It – Hollywood Vampires (2015)

2031 Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight – Trash (1969)

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Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight.

Golden Slumbers and Carry That Weight were written by Paul McCartney. Both songs are credited to Lennon-McCartney and were recorded by The Beatles in 1969. Scottish band Trash recorded the songs as a medley the same year. Their version was produced by Tony Meehan and was released as a single. The single was released on the Apple Records label in 1969. The B-side was Trash Can. Trash had previously used the name White Trash and had released their debut single, Road To Nowhere, on Apple Records. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight reached number thirty-five on the UK Singles chart.

2030 The Beatles’ Seventh Christmas Record – The Beatles (1969)

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The Beatles’ Seventh Christmas Record.

This spoken word record was written by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded by The Beatles in 1969 and was produced by Kenny Everett. The recordings were made in various locations in England including Ascot, Weybridge, St. John’s Wood and the Apple Studios. The recording was released as a 7″ flexi disc on the Lyntone label and was only available to members of The Beatles’ fan club. The front cover uses a photograph taken by Ringo Starr while the back cover uses drawings by his son Zak Starkey. Zak Starkey can also be heard at the beginning of the recording. The back cover mentions the Plastic Ono Band’s’ 1969 single Give Peace A Chance. The recording is largely made up of interviews, comedy skits, and songs recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Tittenhurst Park in Ascot. The recording includes a snippet of The Beatles’ 1969 song The End and an a cappella version of Good King Wenceslas performed by John Lennon. The recording also includes extracts from the original songs Good Evening To You Gentlemen (sung by Ringo Starr), This Is To Wish You A Merry, Merry Christmas (sung by Paul McCartney) and Merry Christmas (sung by John Lennon and Yoko Ono). The recording also includes instrumental versions of The First Noel and While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks recorded by unidentified performers.The Beatles’ Seventh Christmas Record was the last recording released by The Beatles’ during the 1960s.

2029 Across The Universe – The Beatles (1969)

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No One’s Gonna Change Our World.

Across The Universe was written by John Lennon in 1968. It is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1968. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording features backing vocals by two fans of The Beatles, Lizzie Bravo and Gayleen Pease. The recording also features George Martin on Hammond organ. Take 2 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 2. The song was first released on the 1969 charity album No One’s Gonna Change Our World. The album also included songs by Cilla Black (What The World Needs Now Is Love), Rolf Harris (Cuddly Old Koala), Spike Milligan (Ning Nang Nong, The Python) and Lulu (I’m A Tiger). The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be. A remixed version of the 1968 recording was released on The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be. A second remix was released on the 2003 album Let It Be…Naked. A version recorded by Cilla Black in 1970 was produced by George Martin and was released on the album Sweet Inspiration. A version recorded by David Bowie for his 1975 album Young Americans features John Lennon on backing vocals and guitar.

Now Hear This: Across The Universe – The Beatles (1970)
Across The Universe – Cilla Black (1970)
Across The Universe – David Bowie (1975)
Across The Universe (Take 2) – The Beatles (1996)
Across The Universe – The Beatles (2003)

2019 Amsterdam – John Ono Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon (1969)

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Wedding Album.

This Avant-garde piece was recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969. It was recorded at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. The piece consists of clips from interviews, songs, and conversations recorded during and after John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Bed-In’ for peace in March 1969. The piece begins with an early version of a previously unreleased Yoko Ono song John, John, Let’s Hope For Peace. The song is followed by an interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, recorded in April 1969. The interview is followed by various sounds, interviews, and conversations recorded in Amsterdam in 1969. Unidentified Sitar music can be heard in the second half of the piece. Excerpts of the unreleased John Lennon songs Hair Peace and Goodbye Amsterdam Goodbye and the unreleased Yoko Ono song Grow Your Hair can be heard during the piece. John Lennon also sings a brief a cappella version of The Beatles’ 1968 song Good Night. The piece was released on John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 album Wedding Album which was credited to John Ono Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon.

2015 Give Peace A Chance – Hot Chocolate 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 Plastic Ono Band in 1969. Hot Chocolate Band recorded the song the same year. Their version used different lyrics in the verses. It was released as their debut single in 1969. The B-side was Living Without Tomorrow. Hot Chocolate Band were signed to The Beatles’ record label Apple Records and the single was their one and only released on the label.

2014 So Long, Paul – Werbley Finster (1969)

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So Long, Paul.

So Long, Paul was written by José Feliciano, Héctor Feliciano, and Rick Jarrard. It was recorded in 1969 by José Feliciano using the pseudonym Werbley Finster. So Long Paul was a novelty song about the rumours of Paul McCartney’s death. The lyrics mention The Beatles’ songs A Hard Day’s Night and I Want To Hold Your Hand. It is one of a number of novelty songs about the ‘Paul is dead’ rumours. It was released as a single in 1969 with Here Comes Werbley on the B-side.