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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.

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