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10 Interesting Facts About The Beatles’ White Album | TheThings

10 Interesting Facts About The Beatles’ White Album | TheThings

10 Interesting Facts About The Beatles’ White Album | TheThings
April 08
09:07 2021

The Beatles remain the most seminal band in rock and roll history. Pushing the boundaries of popular music, the Fab Four crossed cultural divides, made hundreds of millions of dollars, and became household names the world over. In the Spring of 1968, fresh off the back of their multi-million dollar selling Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was released only a year earlier, the Beatles entered the famed Abbey Road Studios in London to record what would come to be known as the White Album.

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The band’s most ambitious project yet, the eponymous double-album would come to boast 30 songs, over 90 minutes in length, and included songwriting contributions from all four band members. Covering genres as diverse as ska, avant-garde, folk, and even proto-heavy metal, the album is a perfect reflection of perhaps the most productive period in the band’s history. Unfortunately, the recording sessions also saw internal divisions manifest that would ultimately lead to the band’s acrimonious breakup. Here are 10 interesting facts about the White Album.

10 John Lennon Hated “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”

via The Drive

John Lennon was vocal about his dislike of many classic Beatles songs, but he truly despised “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”. In fact, he was so sick of playing it in the studio that he started to purposely sabotage the recording, which is the version that ultimately made it onto the record.

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Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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