The Beatles’ 1969 hit single and one of their most influential tracks 25



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This Beatles song was the opening track on their Abbey Road album and it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in 1969. Despite the short time at number one, it would go on to be one of their most influential tracks. “Something” and “Come Together” became The Beatles’ 18th number one hit on the US charts, which surpassed Elvis Presley’s record of 17 hit singles.

It peaked at number four in the UK, which was credited to the BBC’s censoring of the song from the radio for its alleged product placement of Coca Cola. The lyrics “he shoots Coca-Cola” was believed to intentional product placement – radio rules have definitely changed since this time!

The song originated by Lennon as a political rallying cry composed for Timothy Leary’s campaign against Ronald Regan for governor of California. The slogan was “Come Together, join the party”. However, when Leary was imprisoned for cannabis possession the campaign ended, which enabled Lennon to record the song with The Beatles.

Do you remember singing along to The Beatles track “Come Together”?

Listen to The Beatles famous song below:

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  1. My girlfriend and I wagged work to go see them at Festival Hall $3.75 a ticket screamed our heads off and got in trouble when we got home ,😂.then went back to our favourite Elvis Presley ..

  2. Still singing to it/them! Even though I’m not from the Beatles generation = 4 lads from Liverpool who shook the world & changed the face of music forever!! 😎

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