May 5th: On This Day

On this day in 1969, The Beatles released “Get Back” as a single in the US. The song was originally released just as a single credited to “The Beatles with Billy Preston.” Eventually, a different mix would wind up as the closing track for the album Let It Be.  The single version was later issued on the compilation albums 1967–1970, 20 Greatest Hits, Past Masters, and 1.

John Lennon stated in 1980 that Paul McCartney looked at Yoko Ono in the studio every time he sang “Get back to where you once belonged.” Lennon also stated that “there’s some underlying thing about Yoko in there”.

The song hit #1 on nearly every single major pop chart and was Certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.

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