Get Back sessions - January 13, 1969

Monday, January 13, 1969 • For The Beatles
Timeline More from year 1969
Studio:
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

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January 13th, 1969 (Twickenham Film Studios, London): After waiting for John (and Yoko) to arrive for over an hour, Neil Aspinall returns to inform Paul that their continued attempts to call John have been unsuccessful. This prompts filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hogg to make an uncharitable joke about removing Yoko to solve John’s unresponsiveness (John letting Yoko speak for him even during band meetings being one of the topics Paul, Linda, Neil, Ringo, and Michael have been discussing all morning). Paul wonders darkly if John has followed George’s example and gone on strike.

NEIL: Mal’s trying to ring him.

PAUL: Yeah?

NEIL: We found [the phone] engaged.

PAUL: Found engaged?

NEIL: [inaudible] —they have it off the hook.

PAUL: Mm.

RINGO: Send him a telegram.

LINDA: Tell him [Paul]’s on pins and needles, wondering what’s happened to him. [Paul laughs bleakly] Yeah, I thought of that last night, sending him a telegram.

MICHAEL: Did anybody speak to him last night? Does that—

NEIL: No, it was the same last night.

MICHAEL: Maybe if [Yoko] stayed in the black bag, that would count as— [inaudible; drowned out by voice marking tape slate] But not talking. [laughs] Putting that lid on the parrot’s cage. [long pause; Paul whistling; Michael sighing]

PAUL: … And then there were two. [laughs]

From Facebook – 13 January 1969 Photo by Ethan A. Russell © Apple Corps Ltd. (http://www.thebeatles.com/)
From Facebook – 13 January 1969 Photo by Ethan A. Russell © Apple Corps Ltd. (http://www.thebeatles.com/)

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Drugs, Divorce and a Slipping Image - The Complete, Unauthorized Story of The Beatles' 'Get Back' Sessions

The definitive guide to the Get Back sessions, released in 1994 and updated in 2007. In the author's own words:

New, completely revised edition! This new volume isn t just a compilation of material from the 1994 book Drugs, Divorce and a Slipping Image (also later published as 'Get Back') and 'The 910's Guide To The Beatles Outtakes Part Two: The Complete Get Back Sessions' (2001). I've re-listened to the entire canon of available Get Back session tapes, come up with a bunch of new conclusions (and even a handful of new identifications!), and pretty much re-written half the book from scratch. In addition, great effort has been made to improve readability of the book. Songs have now been put into groups (generally by Nagra reel, or series of them), rather than describing each performance separately, as was done in the original. In every way, this is the book we wished we could have written in 1994.

As the paperback version is out of print, you can buy a PDF version on the author's website

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