The Beatles – Abbey Road MEDLEY
By far, one of the best medleys ever recorded
It’s no surprise that Abbey Road is one of the greatest records of all time.
Side two of Abbey Road contains a 16-minute medley of several short songs, recorded over July and August of ’69. Abbey Road was the 11th studio the Beatles released. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated
Interested in a few facts about some of our favorite songs in the Abbey Road medley? Read on…
You Never Give Me Your Money
- This song was about The Beatles‘ business problems. When manager Brian Epstein died, they were burdened with handling their own finances, which became a source of tension in the band.
- McCartney recorded this song in July of 69, a day after Lennon suffered injuries from a car accident that left him in the hospital. Lennon did not perform on this song. George Harrison played bass guitar as Paul was playing piano.
Carry That Weight
- Paul McCartney wrote this about his struggle to keep the Beatles together after Brian Epstein’s death.
All four Beatles sang in the chorus. It’s one of the few Beatles tracks where they all provide vocal harmony.
- Lennon, McCartney and Harrison took turns doing guitar solos. This is the only time in the Beatles’ history that they traded riffs. The line “In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make” is essentially the Beatles closing statement.
It is the last lyric on the last album they recorded.