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Long And Winding Road - The (ver. 1) by John Lennon - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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"The Long and Winding Road" is a ballad written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) that originally appeared on The Beatles' album Let It Be. It became The Beatles' last #1 song in the United States on 23 May 1970, and was the last single released by the quartet. "The Long and Winding Road" was listed with "For You Blue" as a double-sided hit when the single hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. While the released version of the song was very successful, the post-production modifications to the song by producer Phil Spector angered McCartney to the point that when he made his case in court for breaking up The Beatles as a legal entity, McCartney cited the treatment of "The Long and Winding Road" as one of six reasons for doing so. John Winston Ono Lennon; MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician; singer; songwriter;.    Download this sheet!
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John Winston Ono Lennon; MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician; singer; songwriter; artist; and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. As a member of the group; Lennon was one of the lead vocalists and co-wrote the majority of the band-s songs with bassist Paul McCartney.Lennon had two sons: Julian Lennon; with his first wife Cynthia Lennon; and Sean Ono Lennon; with his second wife; avant-garde artist Yoko Ono. After a self-imposed retirement from 1976 to 1980; Lennon reemerged with a comeback album; but was murdered one month later in New York City on 8 December 1980. In 2002; respondents to a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted Lennon into eighth place. "The Long and Winding Road" is a ballad written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) that originally appeared on The Beatles' album Let It Be. It became The Beatles' last #1 song in the United States on 23 May 1970, and was the last single released by the quartet. "The Long and Winding Road" was listed with "For You Blue" as a double-sided hit when the single hit number one on.
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