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    (#11) Harrison Recorded A Solo On 'Here Comes The Sun' That Was Lost For Decades

    In 2012, George Harrison's son, Dhani, came together with George Martin and his son, Giles, and listened to the original sessions for "Here Comes The Sun," an Abbey Road standout and Harrison classic. Midway through listening, they discovered a lost solo in the middle of the song that was cut from the final version of the song. 

    Despite the Beatles' archives being carefully preserved and tended to over the course of many years, nobody was previously aware that Harrison's "Sun" solo existed - including the producer himself. 

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    (#5) John Lennon Stole From Chuck Berry On 'Come Together'

    While writing the now-legendary "Come Together," John Lennon took cues from, and lifted certain aspects of, Chuck Berry's hit song "You Can't Catch Me." McCartney even pointed out that the two songs were similar, prompting Lennon to change certain aspects of it.

    "John acknowledged it was rather close to it, so I said, ‘Well, anything you can do to get away from that,'" McCartney said.

    Music publisher Morris Levy, who owned the Berry song, sued Lennon in 1973 for ripping off the song, later reaching a settlement that forced Lennon to cover three songs he owned. He ended up recording a version of "You Can't Catch Me" as part of the settlement. 

  • 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' Was About Crazed Beatles Fans on Random Behind Scene Stories From Recording Of Beatles' 'Abbey Road'

    (#14) 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' Was About Crazed Beatles Fans

    The story behind "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" began with a group of women referred to as the Apple Scruffs - a name given to Beatles groupies who would often find their way into McCartney's home. Margo Bird, a fan, later explained:

    There were really two groups of Apple Scruffs - those who would break in and those who would just wait outside with cameras and autograph books. I used to take Paul's dog for a walk and got to know him quite well.

    One day, McCartney's neighbors notified him that people had been breaking into his home and getting in through his bathroom window. The line, "Sunday's on the phone to Monday, Tuesday's on the phone to me," was inspired by the call from his neighbors.

  • The Album Made John Lennon Quit The Beatles on Random Behind Scene Stories From Recording Of Beatles' 'Abbey Road'

    (#8) The Album Made John Lennon Quit The Beatles

    By the time Abbey Road was finished, John Lennon was done with the Beatles. They'd publicly break up not long after, when Paul McCartney announced his departure, but it was Lennon who left first. 

    McCartney wrote in the book Anthology:

    I must admit we'd known it was coming at some point because of his intense involvement with Yoko. John needed to give space to his and Yoko's thing. Someone like John would want to end The Beatles period and start the Yoko period.

    I didn't really know what to say. We had to react to him doing it; he had control of the situation. I remember him saying, "It's weird this, telling you I'm leaving the group, but in a way it's very exciting."

  • The Album Was Originally Titled 'Everest,' And The Band Planned To Shoot The Cover On The Mountain on Random Behind Scene Stories From Recording Of Beatles' 'Abbey Road'

    (#1) The Album Was Originally Titled 'Everest,' And The Band Planned To Shoot The Cover On The Mountain

    The Beatles initially planned to title the album Everest, an inside joke intended to mock engineer Geoff Emerick - whose favorite cigarettes were a brand of the same name. After the group decided on the title, they wanted to travel to Mount Everest and take the cover photo there - until someone put a stop to the complicated plan.

    Engineer John Kurlander recalled: 

    As they became more enthusiastic to finish the LP someone - I don't remember whom - suggested, 'Look, I can't be bothered to schlep all the way over to the Himalayas for a cover, why don't we just go outside, take the photo there, call the LP Abbey Road and have done with it?'

    That's my memory of why it became Abbey Road: because they couldn't be bothered to go to Tibet and get cold!

  • McCartney And Martin Loved 'The Medley,' But Lennon Hated It on Random Behind Scene Stories From Recording Of Beatles' 'Abbey Road'

    (#10) McCartney And Martin Loved 'The Medley,' But Lennon Hated It

    The medley on the B-side of the album was conceived by McCartney and George Martin, using bits of unfinished music tied together to create one cohesive piece that was separated into different tracks. The idea wasn't exactly well-liked by everyone in the band, with Lennon later expressing his dislike of what he called the "pop opera."

    "I think it's junk. It was just bits of song thrown together," he said. McCartney ultimately said he was happy with the finished product, meanwhile, despite his bandmate's displeasure.

    "In the end, we hit upon the idea of medleying them all and giving the second side a sort of operatic structure - which was great because it used ten or twelve unfinished songs in a good way," McCartney wrote in Anthology

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Abbey Road is the 11th studio album released by the British rock band The Beatles in 1969. The cover is named after the location of EMI Studios in London. The figure on the cover is a crowd crossing the zebra crossing. The image has become one of the most famous and popular pop music symbols. 

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