In 1966, the single “Paperback Writer” came into the shops. Then with the LP “Revolver” the final jump in the new direction. When “For No One,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Only Sleeping,” and “She Said She Said,” were brave, “Tomorrow Never Knows” was foolhardy, and in February 1967, the double-a-side single ” Strawberry Fields Forever “/” Penny Lane “, both pieces of music describe places from the composer’s personal past.
For the first time since 1963, the record did not reach the number one on the British charts, but “only” came in second, since each single was scored for themselves. After that, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which was voted the best album by many, appeared. In 1967, The Beatles composed “All You Need Is Love” for a television program that reached 400 million viewers.
After the suicide of their manager Brian Epstein, the Beatles released the album “Magical Mystery Tour“.
As a consequence, the Beatles founded their own record label Apple Records. In 1967 John Lennon met the Japanese artist Yoko Ono. The togetherness of the couple also had a counterproductive effect on the cooperation of Lennon with the other Beatles, as Yoko Ono always wanted to be in the studio; The other band members found this disturbing.
In 1968, the Beatles began their new double LP “The Beatles“, which is more commonly known as the “White Album“.
Most of the songs published therein were written in India when the group took part in an advanced Transcendental Meditation in Rishikesh. With the release of “Hey Jude” in August 1968 on the Apple label, the group achieved a worldwide success.
On 2nd January 1969, the Beatles began filming their film “Get Back“, which received the eponymous title with the release of the single “Let It Be“. Following the idea of Paul McCartney, the group was to be filmed while working on the new album. In April 1969, the single “Get Back” came out. As early as May 29, “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” written by John during bed-in, appeared.
Then the band worked on their new album “Abbey Road“, which also appeared before the album “Let It Be“.
It was a great irony that one of her last songs was “The End“. It was the last song recorded collectively by all four Beatles and is the final song of the medley that constitutes the majority of side two of the album.
After that, the ways of the Beatles parted until John Lennon’s death.
In 1994, the remaining three band members met again to record four of John’s unpublished songs sung by himself.
“Free As A Bird” and “Real Love” were also released, the two remaining recordings were not pursued due to disagreements.
So ended the story of probably the greatest pop band of all time.