“Come Together” is a song by The Beatles written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song is the opening track on the album Abbey Road, and was released as a double A-sided single with “Something”, their twenty-first single in the United Kingdom and twenty-sixth in the United States. The song reached the top of the charts in the US, and peaked at number four in the UK.
I really love the song, one of John’s masterpieces!
John Lennon: vocals, rhythm guitar, handclaps and tambourine
Paul McCartney: harmony vocals,electric piano and bass
George Harrison: lead guitar
Ringo Starr: drums, maracas
|Released||6 October 1969 (US), 31 October 1969 (UK)|
|Recorded||21 July 1969,
EMI Studios, London
|Genre||Blues rock, hard rock|
and a great John Lennon performance from New York (It is his song after all…):
Musically, Come Together took its “inspiration” from Chuck Berry’s 1956 song You Can’t Catch Me; both songs contain the lines “Here come old flat-top”. John Lennon was sued by Chuck Berry’s publisher Morris Levy. It wasvsettled out of court, and John Lennon agreed to record more songs owned by Levy.
Great song, however you see it!
– Hallgeir & Egil