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The line "In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make" is essentially the Beatles closing statement. It is the last lyric on the last album they recorded. Let It Be was the last album they released, but it was recorded earlier.
This contains the only drum solo Ringo ever performed as a Beatle. He hates solos and had to be persuaded to do it.
Lennon, McCartney and Harrison took turns doing guitar solos. If you listen closely, you can hear how the styles change from one to the other. This is the only time in the Beatles' history that they traded riffs. (thanks, Matt - Lancaster, PA)
The phrase "Love You" is repeated 24 times.
This starts over the end of "Carry That Weight
." It is the last song in a suite at the end of Abbey Road
This ends with a 30 piece orchestra.
When Paul McCartney was on Saturday Night Live, he did the skit "Chris Farley's Talk Show," in which Chris was really nervous to be talking to a Beatle, and you can see it from his disheveled look, sweat, and stuttering. One funny part is when Chris asks, "Do you remember when you said 'in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make?'" To which Paul responds "yes" in such a serious, and slightly irritated, way that you can't help but laugh. (thanks, Natasha - Chico, CA)
According to Geoff Emerick who engineered the album, the guitar solos are in this order; Paul, George,and John. Paul wanted to go first and John wanted to go last. (thanks, Phil - New Britain, CT)
The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
Tony Joe White
The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.
The Real Nick Drake
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.