The Beatles all wrote songs utilizing their feelings and experiences as inspiration. During John Lennon‘s relationship and subsequent marriage with Yoko Ono, the Beatle was infatuated along with her, and regularly used her as his muse. One of the extra heartfelt songs he ever wrote for Yoko was Don’t Let Me Down.
The tune was recorded in 1969 in the course of the Let It Be periods, and was the B-side to Get Back.
The tune is probably most well-known for that includes within the rooftop gig on Apple Corps’ headquarters on January 30, 1969.
While the lyrics discuss overtly of loving and to be cherished, it appears the inspiration of behind it was out of concern greater than the rest.
In 1970 Lennon spoke to Rolling Stone journal concerning the tune, the place he vaguely described the sensation behind it.
Lennon informed the publication: “When it gets down to it, when you’re drowning, you don’t say, ‘I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,’ you just scream.”
Lennon’s relationship with Ono has been described as a vastly passionate love affair.
The Imagine singer was helplessly in love along with his creative spouse, and was not afraid to point out it in his work.
And that is one thing that Paul McCartney and Lennon agreed on, as revealed in Barry Miles’ 1997 biography on McCartney.
The ebook, Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now, featured McCartney telling of Lennon’s “genuine plea” to Ono within the tune.
As heartfelt and great the tune is, Lennon did have various influences for his music.
In an interview with Rolling Stone in 1968 the star defined how the band were influenced by all music around them.
First touching upon covers of his music, Lennon mentioned: “Well, Ray Charles’ model of Yesterday – that’s lovely.
“And Eleanor Rigby is a groove. I simply dig the strings on that. Like ’30s strings. Jose Feliciano does nice issues to Help and Day Tripper.”
He went on so as to add: “Got to Get You Into My Life, positive, we have been doing our Tamla Motown bit. You see we’re influenced by no matter’s going.
“Even if we’re not influenced, we’re all going that approach at a sure time.
“If we performed a Stones document now — and a Beatles document — and we’ve been approach aside, you’d discover numerous similarities.
“We’re all heavy. Just heavy. How did we ever do anything light? We did country music early because that was Ringo’s bit.”