After their formation in 1960, the group went on to give hit after hit. They are known for some of the best songs ever to come out, and they include (but are not limited to): “In My Life,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Yesterday,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.”
Their legacy includes some songs that won’t ever be forgotten by fans and even those who didn’t listen to their music as often. But, if there’s one song that had everyone’s attention then it had to be “Hey Jude;” it came out in 1968 and went on to become one of the longest-running songs on the charts in the USA, in its time.
“Hey Jude” was written by Paul McCartney and evolved from a song he originally wrote for John Lennon’s son, Julian, to help comfort him through the time of his parents’ divorce.
Not many people know that the group didn’t make a promotional video for this song until a week after it was released in the USA. They also used close to 300 locals, and some fans who happened to be in the Abbey Road Studios area, in the final video of the song.
I can’t help but listen to this song now and then and reminisce about the times The Beatles made chartbusters before their tragic split in 1970.
Click on the link below and watch as the band performs the song in a live music performance, below.