4/04/2012

Mid Week Music


The Beatles are my favourite band. Their music is timeless and spans generations, which accounts for their continued popularity among many parts of the world.

Get Back was released as a single in April, 1969 and reached Number One in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, United States, France, Canada, West Germany and Mexico. Get Back is unusual in the Beatles' canon in that almost every moment of the song's evolution has been extensively documented, from its beginning as an offhand riff to its final mixing in several versions. 

The first verse tells the story of a man named Jojo, who leaves his home in Tucson, Arizona, for some 'California grass'.  The second verse is about a sexually ambiguous character named "Loretta Martin", who "thought she was a woman, but she was another man." The single version includes a coda urging Loretta to "get back" to where she once belonged.

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