Between September 1969 and April 1970, The Beatles broke up. This book, the fourth instalment of the A Is For Apple series, traces developments after the release of their last recorded LP, Abbey Road, up until April 1970 when Paul McCartney finally announced that he had quit the group.
The momentum of those seven months has never been examined in detail before now. Newly discovered sources and documents allow an unprecedented look at what really happened behind the walls of 3 Savile Row. How a phone call from a Canadian promotor literally led to John Lennon’s decision to leave The Beatles. How George Harrison found artistic freedom as a sideman on stage with Delaney and Bonnie. How Ringo became the first Beatle to whole-heartedly pursue a solo career. And, finally, how Paul McCartney created a definitive promotional event to become a solo artist in his own right.
But there was also business as usual at Apple with Grapefruit also breaking up, The Iveys becoming Badfinger, Mary Hopkin appearing at the Eurovision Song Contest, Billy Preston and Doris Troy recording with George Harrison and Jackie Lomax forming a new group.
Read all about this and more in this fact-filled COVID-19 lockdown extravaganza with countless rare and never-before-seen photographs and documents, plus extended discographies of Abbey Road, Live Peace In Toronto 1969, Sentimental Journey and many other Apple releases.