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The End (Lennon/McCartney)

A fitting last song for the end of the Beatles illustrious career, The End features instrumental solos by each of the Beatles. It starts with a drum solo by Ringo, the only drum solo recorded on a Beatles record. Then Paul, George, and John (in that order) each play 2 bars (roughly 4 seconds) each of a 36 second guitar solo. Ringo's solo was recorded with guitars which were dropped out in the final mix; those guitars were restored for the Anthology mix.

Quotes

"That's Paul again...He had a line in it, 'And in the end, the love you get is equal to the love you give,' which is a very cosmic, philosophical line. Which again proves that if he wants to, he can think." - John

"There's a nice little bit I played on Abbey Road. Paul gave us each a piece, a little break where Paul plays, George plays and I play." - John

Release history

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