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The Beatles didn’t plan on Abbey Road being their last album together | Metro News

The Beatles didn’t plan on Abbey Road being their last album together | Metro News

The Beatles didn’t plan on Abbey Road being their last album together | Metro News
October 12
10:43 2019

It has long been believed that The Beatles entered recording sessions for Abbey Road knowing it would be their final album. But it turns out that the Fab Four hadn’t planned for the album to be their swan song. Ringo Starr has confirmed that the band didn’t know their Abbey Road recordings in February 1969 would be the last time they played together. Speaking to BBC 6 Music, the drummer said: ‘We did do Abbey Road and we was like, “Okay that’s pretty good”, but none of us said, “OK, that’s the last time we’ll ever play together”. Nobody said that. I never felt that. ‘We’d made this record, and then we would go off and do whatever we wanted to do. And then Paul would call us and say, “Hey, you want to go in the studio lads?” and we’d do another one.

Ringo Starr Ringo cleared things up ‘So it was not the end – because in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make. So I never felt it [the end of the band] was in stone.’ However, in April 1970, the band split up, a month before their final album Let It Be was released. While Let It Be was The Beatles’ last album, Abbey Road, which was released in September 1969, after John Lennon had privately quit the group, was the final album that Ringo, John, Paul McCartney and George Harrison worked on together. The Beatles’ 11th studio album featured the songs Come Together, Something, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Oh! Darling, Octopus’s Garden. I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Here Comes The Sun, Because, Her Majesty and a 16-minute medley of eight short songs. Abbey Road – the cover of which is the iconic image of The Beatles walking across a zebra crossing – sold four million copies in two months and is considered the band’s greatest album by many critics.

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