GET BACK – BEATLES – 1969

 

NEWS
•    Our new President would become reviled for not getting us out of Viet Nam quick enough and getting into something called Watergate.
•    American Hero Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.
•    Automatic Teller Machines (ATM’s) premier in New York
•    Sen. Kennedy was involved in Chapaquidick.
•    Police forces in the United States crackdown on student protests.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Easy Rider”, “Midnight Cowboy” and “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” 
•    T.V.: “Laugh In” “Gunsmoke” “Mayberry R.F.D” and “Bonanza” 
•    Near Bethel, New York, the first mega-concert, the Woodstock Music Festival took place August 15-18. Claims of up to one million people came; 
•    Donald and Doris Fisher opened their clothing store,. The Gap, in San Francisco.
•    Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Established.
•    The Beatles would perform live for the last time on a London rooftop.

DEAD
•    Judy Garland (overdose)
•    The Manson “Family” committed a series of murders, under the influence of Charles Manson’s “Helter Skelter” philosophy. One of the victims was Sharon Tate and her unborn child.
•    Boris Karloff 
•    Brian Jones drowned

#1@1
•    This song was originally released as a single on 11 April 1969 and credited to “the Beatles with Billy Preston.”  It was the Beatles’ only single that credited another artist at their request.
•    Billy Preston was recruited by George Harrison partly with a view to deter bickering among the Beatles
•    A different mix of the song later became the closing track of Let It Be, which was the Beatles’ last album released just after the group split.
•    The single version was later issued on CD on the second disc of the Past Masters compilation.
•    It was first single released in true stereo in the US by the fab four.
•    Here are the Beatles with “Get Back”…Your #1 @ 1 from May 1969.