John Lennon & Paul McCartney together recorded another Beatles #1 hit

April 14, 2018

At Abbey Road Studios on April 14th of 1969

John Lennon and Paul McCartney recorded The Ballad of John and Yoko

The Ballad of John and Yoko 

chronicled the events associated with Lennon’s marriage to Yoko Ono

Several US radio stations declined to broadcast the song

because of what they saw as sacrilegious

use of the words "Christ" and "crucify" in the chorus

"Christ, you know it ain’t easy

You know how hard it can be

The way things are going

They’re gonna crucify me

The Ballad of John and Yoko 

never appeared on the surveys of WLS in Chicago or WABC in New York

two of the largest Top 40 stations in the US

This Beatles' single didn't include George and Ringo...

The session recordings include the following exchange:

Lennon (on guitar): "Go a bit faster, Ringo!"

McCartney (on drums): "OK, George!

In The Studio

John Lennon ~ lead vocal, lead guitars, acoustic guitar, percussion

Paul McCartney ~ harmony vocal, bass, drums, piano, maracas 

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