The Beatles -- ‘Rock Island Line’

‘Get Back’ sessions Rock Island Line

  • First released in UK:
    Never released
    First released in USA:
    Never released
  • Session:
    24 Jan ’69 – Apple Studios

John Lennon: Lead vocal, electric slide guitar; Paul McCartney: Lead vocal, acoustic guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

This quick little skiffle song was never properly recorded by the Beatles, and you can only get it on Beatle bootlegs. It was recorded during the ‘Get Back’ sessions in January ’69.

If you’ve only ever heard the Lonnie Donegan version then give yourself a treat and unearth the bluesy original by Leadbelly.

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