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September 26th, 1969: The Beatles have released their new album Abbey Road - Listen

In the same week as John Lennon quit the band, The Beatles have released a new album

The Beatles have released their new album Abbey Road - Listen

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Earlier this week, we heard the startling news that John Lennon is quitting The Beatles. The news came as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Lennon (with Yoko Ono looking over their shoulders) signed a new recording contract with Apple. Read about it here.

Who knows what the future will bring for the band, but today The Beatles released their eleventh studio album, Abbey Road.

Listen to the album below via Spotify and Apple Music.

Abbey Road:

1 Come Together
2 Something
3 Maxwell's Silver Hammer
4 Oh! Darling
5 Octopus's Garden
6 I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Side Two

1 Here Comes the Sun
2 Because
3 You Never Give Me Your Money
4 Sun King
5 Mean Mr. Mustard
6 Polythene Pam
7 She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
8 Golden Slumbers
9 Carry That Weight
10 The End
11 Her Majesty

The album features two tracks written by guitarist George Harrison, "Something" and "Here Comes The Sun."

Listen below to Harrison getting help from Lennon and McCartney while writing "Something."

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