One After 909 (Lennon/McCartney)

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One After 909 (Lennon/McCartney)

The oldest Beatles’ song ever recorded, One After 909 is one of the “over 100 songs” that Paul and John claim to have written before landing a recording contract. The song was attempted in 1963, but was dropped by George Martin. It later came up during filming for Get Back/Let It Be as one of many songs from the Beatles’ earlier days dusted off for rehearsals.

Personnel

Let It Be and Let It Be…Naked versions:

  • John Lennon – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocals, bass guitar
  • George Harrison – lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • Billy Preston – electric piano

Anthology 1 versions:

  • John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Paul McCartney – harmony vocal, bass
  • George Harrison – lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums

Release history