John Lennon and Paul McCartney had an incredible writing partnership during The Beatles years. But did you know they once finishing writing and recording one of their many No 1 hits in just a single day? The track in question is The Ballad of John and Yoko.
According to Far Out Magazine, Lennon and McCartney managed the feat while George Harrison and Ringo Starr were away.
John said in 1969: “It doesn’t mean anything.
“It just so happened that there were only two of us there.
“George was abroad and Ringo was on the film and he couldn’t come that night.”
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The late Beatle has now been dead as long as he was alive.
And this year a new documentary film called John Lennon: The Final Year is coming out in late 2020.
The film is focused on the musician’s activities in 1980, rather than the assassination itself.
Lilla Hurst, the co-managing director of Drive, who is the film’s British distributor, said: “This groundbreaking film gives exclusive access to people who were part of John Lennon’s life during his final year and sheds light on a part of his life that hasn’t been previously revealed.”
She added: “We were fascinated by this story as soon as it was brought to us and we look forward to launching the film to the content industry.”
In 1980, Lennon and The Beatles had been broken up for a decade.
After a five-year break, Lennon released his Double Fantasy album, which included songs by his wife Yoko Ono.
John Lennon: The Final Year will also feature previously unseen interviews and archive material with those who spent time with him that year.