Skip to content

Movie-A-Day #164: Let It Be (1970).

June 13, 2011

On this day in 1970, the Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road” spent its last week at No. 1 on the pop charts in the United States. It was the band’s last No. 1 song, marking the end of an amazing run of chart dominance. During their reign, the Beatles charted 20 No. 1 singles (holding that position for a combined 59 weeks) and 19 No.1 albums (for a combined 132 weeks) – all records that no other act has come close to breaking. In fact, for the week of April 4, 1964, they had all Top 5 singles in America. “Let It Be” not only features “The Long and Winding Road,” but it also chronicles the group’s tense demise. It was not just the end of the Beatles, but the end of the 1960s era as well.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: