Early December 1970
Oct 31, 1970
October 9 to 11, 1970
October 1-7, 1970
Jun 15, 1970
May 28, 1970
May 20, 1970
May 18, 1970
May 10, 1970
Apr 23, 1970
Apr 19, 1970
April 10 to August 1970
Apr 09, 1970
Mar 05, 1970
March 1970 ?
December 1970 • From BBC Radio One
Aug 29, 1970 • From Melody Maker
Aug 15, 1970 • From Melody Maker
May 23, 1970
May 02, 1970 • From Melody Maker
Apr 30, 1970 • From RollingStone
Apr 25, 1970 • From Disc And Music Echo
Tuesday, April 21-22, 1970 • From Evening Standard
Apr 09, 1970 • From Apple Records
What happened for Paul in 1970
For the still unfinished Get Back album, one last song, Harrison’s “I Me Mine“, was recorded on 3 January 1970. Lennon, in Denmark at the time, did not participate. In March, rejecting the work Johns had done on the project, now retitled Let It Be, Klein gave the session tapes to American producer Phil Spector, who had recently produced Lennon’s solo single “Instant Karma!” In addition to remixing the material, Spector edited, spliced and overdubbed several of the recordings that had been intended as “live”. McCartney was unhappy with the producer’s approach and particularly dissatisfied with the lavish orchestration on “The Long and Winding Road“, which involved a fourteen-voice choir and 36-piece instrumental ensemble. McCartney’s demands that the alterations to the song be reverted were ignored, and he publicly announced his departure from the band on 10 April, a week before the release of his first self-titled solo album.
On 8 May 1970, Let It Be was released. Its accompanying single, “The Long and Winding Road”, was the Beatles’ last; it was released in the US, but not in the UK. The Let It Be documentary film followed later that month, and would win the 1970 Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. Sunday Telegraph critic Penelope Gilliatt called it “a very bad film and a touching one … about the breaking apart of this reassuring, geometrically perfect, once apparently ageless family of siblings”. Several reviewers stated that some of the performances in the film sounded better than their analogous album tracks. Describing Let It Be as the “only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews”, Unterberger calls it “on the whole underrated”; he singles out “some good moments of straight hard rock in ‘I’ve Got a Feeling‘ and ‘Dig a Pony‘”, and praises “Let It Be“, “Get Back”, and “the folky ‘Two of Us‘, with John and Paul harmonising together”.
McCartney filed suit for the dissolution of the Beatles’ contractual partnership on 31 December 1970. Legal disputes continued long after their break-up, and the dissolution was not formalised until 29 December 1974, when Lennon signed the paperwork terminating the partnership while on vacation with his family at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
On 10 April 1970, in the midst of business disagreements with his bandmates, McCartney announced his departure from the group. He filed suit for the band’s formal dissolution on 31 December 1970. More legal disputes followed as McCartney’s attorneys, his in-laws John and Lee Eastman, fought Lennon, Harrison, and Starr’s business manager, Allen Klein, over royalties and creative control. An English court legally dissolved the Beatles on 9 January 1975, though sporadic lawsuits against their record company EMI, Klein, and each other persisted until 1989.
After the Beatles’ break-up in 1970, McCartney continued his musical career with his first solo release, McCartney, a US number-one album. Apart from some vocal contributions from Linda, McCartney is a one-man album, with Paul providing compositions, instrumentation and vocals.
I woke up and didn’t have a job anymore! Oh Jesus! No band. What do I do? I’ve got to work out something for myself now.Paul McCartney
Last updated on March 28, 2022
Albums Paul McCartney contributed to, released in 1970
Oct 22, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram
Feb 22, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney
Feb 21, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney
Jan 08, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
Jan 05, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)
Jan 03, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (Limited Edition)