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Paul McCartney: How He Felt When Lennon Died – Why The Beatles Broke Up

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Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features a song The Beatles sang on their first Ed Sullivan Show, partly to placate the adults who were watching that night, and another song that became a top 10 hit in the summer of 1978 for Earth Wind and Fire.  It was also featured in one of the worst movies ever made.

Can you guess what the two songs are without looking?

“Till There Was You”, was the second song The Beatles sang on the Sullivan show.  It was a song featured in the broadway play( and later movie version) of The Music Man and though it had been featured on the “Meet The Beatles” album, the performance was aimed straight at the adults.

The second song on today’s Fab 4 @ 4 was originally included in The Beatles ‘Revolver’ album, but was released as a single in the summer of 1976, when it peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.  Two years later Earth Wind and Fire released their own hit version of ‘Got To Get You Into My Life”.  Their version was also featured in the  movie flop ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ which starred The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, and…….George Burns.

Here’s Sir Paul in a 1984 interview covering  host of topics including how he felt when learning of John Lennon’s death, and why The Beatles broke up.

I wonder how many times he had to answer that one.

 

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