Friday, May 28, 2010

"Let It Be" turns 40

To mark the anniversary, BBC Radio is running an audio documentary online about The Beatles' 1969 recording sessions at Twickenham Studios that resulted in the Let It Be album and film. The program details how those tumultuous sessions sounded the death knell for the band, and it includes commentary from many players involved (Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Richard DiLello, Alan Parsons, The Beatles themselves, and more). It will only be available here until June 1st.

(Hat-tip: Steve Marinucci)

Editorial note: I listened to the documentary this morning and enjoyed it. While it presents a familiar narrative of the events surrounding Let It Be, it stays interesting because of the many firsthand observations and comments it gathered from all those sources. Solid journalism.

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