Yoko Ono

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John’s in love with Yoko and he’s no longer in love with the other three of us.

Paul McCartney, to Ray Connelly

It simply became very difficult to write with Yoko sitting there. If I had to think of a line, I got very nervous. I might want to say something like ‘I love you, girl’, but with Yoko watching, I always felt that I had to come out with something clever and avant garde. She would probably have loved the simple stuff, but I was scared. I’m not blaming her; I’m blaming me. You can’t blame John for falling in love with Yoko any more than you can blame me for falling in love with Linda. I told him on the phone the other day that, at the beginning of last year, I was annoyed with him. I was jealous because of Yoko and afraid about the break-up of a great musical partnership. It’s taken me a year to realise that they were in love, just like Linda and me.

Paul McCartney – About the January 1969 “Get Back” sessions – From “The Beatles: Off the Record” by Keith Badman

Last updated on January 4, 2022

Songs written or co-written by Yoko Ono


Sessions


Recording "Revolution 1"

May 30, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on The Beatles (Mono)




Recording and mixing "Birthday"

Sep 18, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on The Beatles (Mono)


Albums, EPs & singles which Yoko Ono contributed to


The Beatles (Mono)

By The Beatles • LP

Contribution: Backing vocals, Effects, Electronic sound effects, Samples, Vocals • 4 songs


The Beatles (Stereo)

By The Beatles • LP

Contribution: Backing vocals, Effects, Electronic sound effects, Samples, Vocals • 4 songs


Anthology 3

By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Accordion, Football rattle, Hand bell, Ripping paper percussion, Swanee whistle, Tambourine, Vibraphone, Vocals • 1 songs


The Beatles (Mono - 2009 remaster)

By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Backing vocals, Effects, Electronic sound effects, Samples, Vocals • 4 songs


The Beatles (Stereo - 2009 remaster)

By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Backing vocals, Effects, Electronic sound effects, Samples, Vocals • 4 songs


The Beatles (Mono - 2014 vinyl)

By The Beatles • LP

Contribution: Backing vocals, Effects, Electronic sound effects, Samples, Vocals • 4 songs


Anthology 3 (2016 remaster)

By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Accordion, Football rattle, Hand bell, Ripping paper percussion, Swanee whistle, Tambourine, Vibraphone, Vocals • 1 songs


The Beatles (50th anniversary boxset)

By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Accordion, Backing vocals, Effects, Electronic sound effects, Football rattle, Hand bell, Lead vocals, Ripping paper percussion, Samples, Swanee whistle, Tambourine, Vibraphone, Vocals • 5 songs

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