They love the Beatles in Russia.
A great musical legend they are.
What is your favorite Beetles’ song?
This lovely song, clearly a Paul McCartney composition, is on the Beatles’ White Album (1968), which has some great stuff (“Goodnight,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “I Will,” “Back in the USSR,” and the underappreciated “Martha My Dear”) but also some dreck ( “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,”and especially “Revolution Number 9”, which ranks just above “Octopus’s Garden” as the worst Beatles song ever).
But back to the sublime. I like to present live performances whenever possible, but those are rare on YouTube for this group, and the Beatles stopped performing live during the last part of their career together. Here’s an older but still great McCartney doing “Blackbird.”
Rolling Stone ranks this as #38 on the list of Greatest 100 Beatles Songs. It was recorded by McCartney without the others; as the site notes:
McCartney recorded “Blackbird” on his own. Harrison and Starr were in California (where Harrison was being…
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