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Let It Be - The Beatles

Let It Be - The Beatles

“Let It Be” didn’t just become an enormous hit for the band, but also one of greatest songs of all time. It’s placed at number 20 on the list of “The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time”, made by Rolling Stones magazine and it’s considered to be one of the band’s “most popular and finest ballads”. The single won an Academy Award, in 1971, for “Original Song Score”, as it was part of the documentary “Let It Be”.

The song also won a Grammy Award. “Let It Be” is the third on the list “100 Best Beatles Songs”, followed by “Strawberry Fields Forever”, at number two, and “A Day In The Life”, which tops the list.

“Let It be” was released on March 6th, 1970 and it’s a song from the epic British band, The Beatles. It was recorded at the Apple Studio and EMI Studios, throughout the period of 1969-1970. The song was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon and it stands as the last single to have been produced by the artists, as a band. It is part of their album with the same name.

McCartney’s inspiration for the song came from a dream he had about his mother, during the tense recording of their album, “The Beatles”. According to the artist, his mother told him: “It will be alright. Just let it be.”  The band rehearsed the song at the Twickenham Film Studios.

The song was produced by George Martin and has a duration of 3:50 minutes.

“Let It Be” was later re-recorded by McCartney’s charity group, “Ferry Aid” and it topped the UK Singles Chart, as well as reaching the top in many other countries.

The artists whom took part at creating and recording the single consist in Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Billy Preston and Linda McCartney.

Important live performances of “Let It Be” have been offered at the 1985, Live Aid charity event, which had an audience of over one billion people, in 1998, at Linda McCartney’s funeral service, at the charity “Concert For New York City”, in 2001, at Queen Elisabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, in 2012 and many others.

Many artists covered the song throughout the years, including Ray Charles, Bill Withers, Joe Cocker, Clarence Carter and various other important singers.

“Let It Be” is one of the best songs to have been released and a pylon in the music industry. It’s a mixture of pop, rock and gospel musical genres.

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