Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
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Let It Be

Let It Be is the twelfth U.K album, the nineteenth U.S. album, and the final original album released by The Beatles It was released on 8 May 1970.

Though work on Abbey Road began in April 1969, making it the final album recorded by the band, Let It Be was the last album released before the Beatles' dissolution in 1970.
In 1970, a film - after the title, Let It Be was made with The Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. Released 12 days after the album, it was the last original Beatles release.

The group spent their time at Twickenham running through a number of new original compositions by Lennon, McCartney and Harrison as well as jamming various covers of rock 'n' roll numbers and standards from other genres, as well as some instrumentals and even versions of some old Beatles songs. A number of possible locations for the proposed live show were discussed during the rehearsals, with the leading candidates being the Roundhouse
The Beatles performed before a small audience of friends and employees on top of their Apple Offices on Saville Row. The performance was cut short by the police after complaints about noise.

Songs like "Dig a Pony", "I've Got a Feeling", and "One After 909", appear on the album, while several spoken parts of the concert appear between tracks that were recorded in studio.The band played hundreds of songs during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions. Aside from original songs ultimately released on the Let It Be album were early versions of almost all of the songs that appeared on Abbey Road. The original L.P. was "finished" at the end of May 1969 and entitled "Get Back - with Let It Be and 11 other songs", this version was rejected by the Beatles, even though they even prepared the cover. This included recreating the "Please Please Me" pose on the E.M.I. balcony, which wasn't a wasted shoot, as this was eventually used on the 1973 compilation "Red" and "Blue" albums.

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