Let It Be

Timeline More from year 1970
UK release date:
May 08, 1970

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From Let It Be | The Beatles:

The final Beatles album was first released on 8th May, 1970, just prior to the launch of the cinema film of the same name.

Rehearsals and recording sessions for the album had taken place in January, 1969 first At Twickenham Film Studios and later in the basement and on the roof of their Apple headquarters in London’s Savile Row.

A single comprising of “Get Back” and “Don’t Let Me Down” was released in April, 1969 but as The Beatles focussed their energies on a new album mainly recorded at Abbey Road, The “Get Back” album as it was then called remained unreleased.

Once Abbey Road had been issued and the completion of the documentary film now imminent, it was noticed that rehearsals of George’s song “I Me Mine” featured prominently in the film but had not been recorded in the studio. This was remedied on 3rd January, 1970 when George, Paul and Ringo performed it without John who was in Denmark. A second single from the album, which was now titled Let It Be appeared on 6th March.

Up to now the idea behind the album had been to capture the group “live in the studio” without overdubs or effects but this changed when producer, Phil Spector was brought in to re-produce the tracks. The Long And Winding Road, which had been given a new musical arrangement featuring orchestra and choir, was released as a single in the US and other markets but not the UK and became the group’s final # 1 single.

The album reached no. 1 for a three week stay during its 59 week chart stay. In the US, the album enjoyed a four week stay at #1 during an initial chart life of 55 weeks.

Last updated on May 1, 2021

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Related films


Get Back

1969 • For The Beatles • Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg


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1970 • For The Beatles • Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg


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2021 • For The Beatles • Directed by Peter Jackson

Related sessions


Remixing "Let It Be"

2021 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset)


Mixing "Let It Be... Naked"

2003 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be... Naked


Mixing "Let It Be" album

Apr 02, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Overdubs for "Let It Be" album

Apr 01, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "Let It Be" album #5

Mar 30, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "Let It Be" album #4

Mar 27, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "Let It Be" album #3

Mar 26, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "Let It Be" album #2

Mar 25, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "Let It Be" album #1

Mar 23, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing "For You Blue"

Feb 28, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)



Recording and mixing "Let It Be"

Jan 04, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)


Recording "I Me Mine" for the "Get Back" album (4th compilation)

Jan 03, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)




Mixing "Two Of Us"

Apr 25, 1969


Mixing "Get Back", "Don't Let Me Down"

Apr 03, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (UK - Mono)


Mixing "Get Back"

Mar 26, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (UK - Mono)




Get Back sessions - January 31, 1969 - Day 20

Jan 31, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Get Back sessions - January 29, 1969 - Day 18

Jan 29, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Anthology 3


Get Back sessions - January 28, 1969 - Day 17

Jan 28, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (UK - Mono)


Get Back sessions - January 27, 1969 - Day 16

Jan 27, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (UK - Mono)


Get Back sessions - January 26, 1969 - Day 15

Jan 26, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Get Back sessions - January 25, 1969 - Day 14

Jan 25, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Get Back sessions - January 24, 1969 - Day 13

Jan 24, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Mixing the "Get Back" album (1st compilation)

January 24 & January 26, 1969


Get Back sessions - January 23, 1969 - Day 12

Jan 23, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Anthology 3


Get Back sessions - January 22, 1969 - Day 11

Jan 22, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Anthology 3


Get Back sessions - January 21, 1969 - Day 10

Jan 21, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)






Get Back sessions - January 8, 1969 - Day 5

Jan 08, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)


Get Back sessions - January 7, 1969 - Day 4

Jan 07, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset)


Get Back sessions - January 6, 1969 - Day 3

Jan 06, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset)


Get Back sessions - January 3, 1969 - Day 2

Jan 03, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be... Naked


Get Back sessions - January 2, 1969 - Day 1

Jan 02, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be... Naked


The "Get Back / Let It Be" sessions

January 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)



Recording "Across The Universe"

Feb 04, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Anthology 2

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