Monday, December 7, 2020

Frame of Reference

We've been looking back at the Beatles’ early solo efforts, which legitimately began in 1970. It's interesting to note the chart history of the Fab Four’s evolution from the first of the solos, George's Wonderwall Music, to the end of 1970 with John's "Mother," from the Plastic Ono LP. I've included Billboard's chart info for those LPs and singles that made the top 30.

November 1, 1968: Wonderwall Music LP (George)
November 11, 1968: Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins LP (John)
November 22, 1968: The Beatles LP (White Album) (Beatles) – No. 1
January 13, 1969: Yellow Submarine LP (Beatles) – No. 2
April 11, 1969: "Get Back" Single (Beatles) – No. 1
May 30, 1969: "The Ballad of John and Yoko" Single (Beatles) – No. 8
May 9, 1969: Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions LP (John)
May 9, 1969: Electronic Sound LP (George)
July 4, 1969: "Give Peace a Chance" Single (John)
September 26, 1969: Abbey Road LP (Beatles) No. 1
October 6, 1969: "Something"/"Come Together" Double A-Sided Single (Beatles) No. 1
October 20, 1969: Wedding Album LP (John)
October 20, 1969: "Cold Turkey" Single (John) – No. 30
December 12, 1969: Live Peace in Toronto LP (John)
February 6, 1970: "Instant Karma!" Single (John) -
February 26, 1970: Hey Jude LP (Beatles) – No. 1
March 6, 1970: "Let It Be" single Single (Beatles) – No. 1
March 27, 1970: Sentimental Journey LP (Ringo)
April 17, 1970: McCartney LP (Paul) – No. 1
May 8, 1970: Let It Be album LP (Beatles) – No. 1
May 11, 1970: "The Long and Winding Road" Single (Beatles) – No. 1
September 25, 1970: Beaucoups of Blues LP (Ringo)
October 5, 1970: "Beaucoups of Blues" Single (Ringo)
November 23, 1970: "My Sweet Lord" Single (George) – No. 1
November 27, 1970: All Things Must Pass LP (George) – No. 1
December 11, 1970: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band LP (John) – No. 6
December 28, 1970: “Mother” Single (John)

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