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The Ballad of John and Yoko / Old Brown Shoe
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The Ballad of John and Yoko / Old Brown Shoe

First released: 1969, May 30

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  1. The Ballad of John and Yoko (2:59)
    Recorded: April 14, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, drums, piano, maracas, harmony vocal
  2. Old Brown Shoe (3:21)
    Recorded: April 16, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 18, 1969
    John Lennon - background vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Billy Preston - organ
1969, May 30 Apple R5786 (UK)
1969, June 4 Apple 2531 (US)
Reviews & comments
M??rcio Ivam. (2010, November 11)
One of the best Beatles??s song.What bass line! A classic.
ggtan (2010, August 6)
In fact that was George who played bass. He told that during an interview he gave to CREEM magazin in decembre 1987. extract from the interview \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"CREEM: You also told me you played bass on \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Old Brown Shoe.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" George: It??s like a lunatic playing. CREEM: It sounds like McCartney was going nuts again. George: That was me going nuts. I??m doing exactly what I do on the guitar.