Australian singles charts:
The double-A side single Something / Come Together entered the Kent charts on 25 October 1969 and was a #1 hit. The record was #1 on the Top 100 of 1969.
Both songs are on Abbey Road which entered the Kent album charts on 25 October 1969 straight into the #1 position, where it remained for 18 weeks.
Something was written by George Harrison. Together with his second contribution to Abbey Road, Here Comes the Sun, it is widely viewed by music historians as having marked Harrison’s ascendancy as a composer to the level of the Beatles’ principal songwriters, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The track features a guitar solo that several music critics identify among Harrison’s finest playing. The song also drew praise from the other Beatles and their producer, George Martin, with Lennon stating that it was the best song on Abbey Road.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Something_(Beatles_song)
Come Together started as an idea for a political campaign jingle for Timothy Leary, who was an acquaintance of John Lennon. It didn’t end up being used as such, but John worked on it some more and turned it into a full song, with lyrics inspired by songs by Chuck Berry and other artists. The music came together during recording sessions for Abbey Road.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Together
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