Beatles fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming book ‘Get Back,’ which reportedly contains a conversation between John Lennon and Paul McCartney after George Harrison quit the group on January 10th, 1969.
Harrison quit after what was described as a tense recording session for the Beatles songs “Two of Us” and “Get Back.”
Author John Harris was given hundreds of hours of recordings. Harris also put together the companion piece to the “Get Back” documentary series.
Harris wrote in The Guardian: “Lennon, [Yoko] Ono and McCartney had lunch, and recorded a remarkable conversation. On the audio I was given, it began suddenly and unexpectedly."
Lennon said he would "sacrifice you all for her [Yoko]… She comes everywhere, you know."
McCartney asked, "So where’s George?"
Lennon: "[Bleep] knows where George is."
Yoko added: "Oh, you can get back George so easily, you know that."
Lennon followed with: "But it’s not that easy because it’s a festering wound…and yesterday we allowed it to go even deeper, and we didn’t give him any bandages."
McCartney said: "See, I’m just assuming he’s coming back, you know. I’m assuming he’s coming back."
Lennon: "Well, do you…"
McCartney: "If he isn’t, then he isn’t; then it’s a new problem."
Lennon then said: "If we want him -- I’m still not sure whether I do want him -- but if we do decide we want him as a policy, I can go along with that because the policy has kept us together."
Harrison did return to the group on January 15th, 1969 after a 5-hour meeting with John, Paul and Ringo.
The conversation was secretly recorded by Let It Be film maker Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who had hidden a microphone in the studio cafeteria.
On a separate recording, McCartney was heard talking about Yoko constantly being by John's side. Paul said, "They’re going overboard about it, but John always does, you know, and Yoko probably always does. So that’s their scene. You can’t go saying: ‘Don’t go overboard about this thing, be sensible about it and don’t bring her to meetings.’ It’s his decision, that. It’s none of our business starting to interfere in that.”
The ‘Get Back’ book will be published on October 12th, and Peter Jackson's ‘Get Back’ film will stream on Disney+ on November 25th, 26th and 27th.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]