The finale of season two. It’s tea-time January 3rd 1969 and The Beatles set about learning one more new song before finishing for the day. Paul switches to piano, George picks up a bass and Michael tries to spell out his concerns.
Jan. 3rd 1969. Work continues on All Things Must Pass. It’s early evening so a glass or two is raised. And a conversation about jazz leads George to start talking about the great organist in Ray Charles’ Band who’ll soon become a major part of this project.
More work on All Things Must Pass, George settles on a guitar, John has a go at the drums, Paul finally gets involved and the Raelettes make an appearance.
It’s late afternoon, January 3rd 1969. George is teaching the band ‘All Things Must Pass’ but he’s in for a shock! Paul also has his patience tested by Glyn Johns.
It’s still January 3rd 1969. The Beatles work on Two of Us before lunch, adding ideas that they’d later use in another song instead. They return from lunch a little merrier, and procrastinate some more before George offers to teach them one of his songs.
Still Jan. 3rd 1968. The Beatles take a trip down memory lane, showcasing many unpublished originals; one of which is only ever performed here. George leads them astray with covers before trying to steer them back on track.
It’s around midday on Jan. 3rd 1969 and The Beatles are relaxed and enjoying playing together. Now they’re finally getting down to some serious rehearsal.
January 3rd - John and Yoko finally arrive. The Beatles start the session proper warming up by running through some good natured covers and parody’s of their own songs. The most difficult dialogue so far to decipher; see how well I did.
It’s still the morning of Jan.3 1969. George has arrived and while we wait for John the 3 Beatles amuse themselves with a copy of Beatles Monthly
It’s January 3rd 1969; the second day of filming. It’s a good opportunity to spend some quality time with Paul and Ringo at the Piano.
The story of Peter Sellers and the Magic Christian. We explore why this production was important to both Sellers and Starr.
We’re finally at the end of the first day. George demos a new song, but instead of working on that Paul teaches the band a new tune of his own. We conclude season one with a summary of the first day - and I complain about my back
It’s still January 2nd 1969. It’s now the late afternoon and work starts on John’s “Don’t Let Me Down” although rehearsals get a little bogged down in discussions rather than performing. We learn Ringo and George have a new hobby. The P.A finally turns up and Yoko finally speaks.
Ringo gets a bit huffy with Denis O’Dell. Paul talks about booze and cigars. John wants to keep rehearsing the same song over and over and George learns more about the Hare Krishna movement.
In a more dialogue heavy episode we get to hear from George Martin, Denis O’Dell and Glyn Johns. Everyone is discussing the relative merits and pitfalls of their location.
Paul arrives but has to wait for a replacement bass. The band play him Don’t Let Me Down but rather than finish that they start on a new Lennon/McCartney collaboration.
January 2nd 1969. John, George and Ringo are the only Beatles present on the Twickenham soundstage. While waiting for Paul they rehearse a new John song.
The last months of 1968 were busier than you might expect. Each Beatle went on their own path. George became a Producer, John and Yoko built upon their brand, Ringo became a movie star and Paul found his soul mate.
My name is Nick and I’ll be your guide as we take a trip back in time to January 1969 and the recordings of the Beatles Get Back project. We’ll get a chance to listen to the conversations and learn what really happened during those sessions, without having to endure endless tuneless jams. Coming to your Podcast platform 1st January 2021