Get Back hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 7 June 1969 and remained there for 5 weeks.
Paul McCartney wrote: “We were sitting in the studio and we made it up out of thin air … we started to write words there and then … when we finished it, we recorded it at Apple Studios and made it into a song to roller-coast by.”
Billy Preston joined the Beatles on keyboards, having been recruited by George Harrison partly with a view to deterring bickering among the Beatles
‘Get Back’ was going to be the title of the album and the documentary film about making it. The Beatles stopped touring in 1966 and were worn thin by 1968, but they rekindled their passion for performance after shooting the ‘Hey Jude’ promotional film in September that year before a live audience. Energised by the effort, they agreed to the documentary; the concept was The Beatles “getting back” to their roots and playing new songs for a live audience without any studio tricks.
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