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Come Together

Composer: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Beatles

info Abbey Road, The Beatles, 1969
no info Single (Something / Come Together), Beatles, 1969
info 1967-1970, The Beatles, 1973
info 20 Greatest Hits, The Beatles, 1982
info Capitol Records 50th Anniversary, Various Artists, 1992
info Anthology 3, The Beatles, 1996
info 1, The Beatles, 2000

The Dead

info Morrison, CO, July 7, 2003
info Morrison, CO, June 20, 2004
info Salt Lake City, UT, June 29, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ, August 10, 2004
info Dead '09: Washington, DC, April 14, 2009
info Dead '09: Chicago, IL, May 5, 2009

Furthur

info Feb 10, 2010, Charlotte, NC
info September 20, 2010, Santa Barbara, CA
info November 16, 2010, Reading, PA
info March 4, 2011, Boston, MA
info Nov 4, 2011, Portland, ME

Ratdog

info Madison WI, March 29, 2005
info Mashantucket CT, April 9, 2005
info Washington DC, April 26, 2005
info Terra Alta, WV, August 6, 2005
info Buffalo, NY, October 29, 2005
info Jim Thorpe, PA, November 11, 2005
info Boca Raton, FL, November 19, 2005
info San Diego, CA, December 9, 2005
info Majesty of the Seas, Carribean Sea, February 5, 2006
info Northampton, MA, March 23, 2006
info Hampton Beach, NH, March 31, 2006
info Santa Rosa, CA, June 9, 2006
info Canandaigua, NY, July 10, 2006
info Mansfield, MA, July 15, 2006
info Baltimore, MD, August 25, 2006
info Chicago IL, October 20, 2006
info Westbury NY, October 31, 2006
info Uncasville CT, November 9, 2006
info Orlando FL, November 16, 2006
info Ventura CA, February 10, 2007
info New York NY, March 10, 2007
info Greensboro NC, March 24, 2007
info Masontown WV, July 13, 2007
info Detroit Lakes MN, July 21, 2007
info Bridgeport CT, August 11, 2007
info Camden NJ, August 17, 2007
info Holmdel NJ, August 22, 2007
info Burlington, VT, November 2, 2007
info Milwaukee, WI, March 22, 2008
info Stroudsburg, PA, April 1, 2008
info Live Oak, FL, April 12, 2008
info Eugene, OR, June 20, 2008
info Westbury, NY, October 31, 2008
info Greensboro, NC, November 16, 2008
info Jim Thorpe, PA, July 14, 2009
info Hampton Beach, NH, July 24, 2009
info Missoula, MT, August 26, 2009
info New York, NY, October 19, 2009
info Negril, Jamaica, January 24, 2010

Vince Welnick

info Live At The Keswick Theatre, Beatlejam, 2011
info Live At BB Kings Blues Club, Beatlejam, 2011
info Live At The Webster Theatre, Beatlejam, 2011

Others

info The Other Side Of Abbey Road, George Benson, 1969
info McLemore Avenue, Booker T. & The MG's, 1970
info Basie On The Beatles, Count Basie Orchestra, 1970
no info Plays The Beatle Songbook, Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra, 1970
info Moog!, Claude Denjean, 1971
no info Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Soundtrack, Various Artists (Aerosmith), 1978
info Songs Of The Beatles, Sarah Vaughan, 1981
no info The Stars Sing Lennon & McCartney, Various Artists (Ike & Tina Turner), 1986
info Off Abbey Road, Mike Westbrook Band, 1989
no info Boston Does the Beatles, Various Artists (2 versions), 1988
no info Beatles Songbook, Allen Toussaint Orchestra, 1989
no info Yesterday: 16 Fab Beatle Reggae Classics, Various Artists (Israelites), 1991
info Downtown Does the Beatles: Live at the Knitting Factory, Various Artists (Defunkt), 1992
no info Come Together: A Guitar Tribute To The Beatles, Various Artists (Mark Whitfield), 1993
no info The Exotic Beatles, Pt. 1: Exotica, Various Artists (Desmond Dekker), 1993
no info Rubber Souled, Various Artists (Ike & Tina Turner), 1994
no info Come Together: Motown Sings The Beatles, Various Artists (Diana Ross), 1994
no info Come Together: America Salutes the Beatles, Various Artists (Delbert McClinton), 1995
no info Strawberry Fields, A Jazz Tribute, Various Artists (Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson), 1996
no info And Your Bird Can Sing: A Collection of Beatles Interpretations, Various Artists (Hothouse Flowers), 1996
no info Tropical Tribute To The Beatles, Various Artists, 1996
info Meet the Covers: A Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Ike & Tina Turner), 1997
info All You Need Is Love, Canadian Brass, 1998
info In My Life, George Martin / Various Artists (Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin), 1998
no info Plays the Beatles, Innovations, 1998
no info The Collection, Beatles Symphonic Orchestra, 1999
no info A Reggae Tribute to the Beatles, Vol. 1, Various Artists (The Israelites), 1999
no info Reloader: Ultimate Tribute to the Fab Four, Various Artists (Sketches Of The Famous), 1999
info Live at the IT Club, Vol. 2, Gene Harris & the Three Sounds, 2000
info Get Back, Various Artists (Ike & Tina Turner), 2001
no info Beatles Blues, Various Artists (Johnny Jones), 2001
no info Mellow Dubmarine: A Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (The Israelites), 2001
info Help!: Songs of the Beatles, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Chairmen Of The Borad), 2001
no info Come Together: An a Capella Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Spiralmouth), 2002
no info Glass Onion: Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Meters), 2003
no info Soul Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Ike & Tina Turner), 2003
info DJ Smash presents Phonography, Vol. 2, Various Artists, (Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson and Bob Belden), 2003
info Blue Note Plays the Beatles, Various Artists (Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson and Bob Belden), 2004
info Beatles Regrooved, Various Artists (Avalon Frost), 2005
info Daytrippers: Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Herbie Mann), 2005
info We Can Work It Out: Covers & Cookies of Lennon, McCartney & The Beatles, Various Artists (Ike & Tina Turner), 2005
info Love, The Beatles, 2006
info Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live (DVD), Various Artists (Bruce Springsteen/Axl Rose), 2009
info Trick or Treat Box Set, String Cheese Incident, 2009
info Trick or Treat: Best Of, String Cheese Incident, 2009
info Beatles Vs. Stones, Various Artists (George Benson), 2010

Notes

A John Lennon song. Recorded by the Beatles in July 1969 and released as a single in October 1969. The working title was Mark 1. The Anthology 3 release includes an early take of the song from the July recording sessions.

The initial inspiration for Lennon to write a song called Come Together was a request from Timothy Leary for a campaign song. Lennon attempted to meet this request without success. The title then led to a different sort of song, one that is suggested includes many elements of self portrait.

Some of the lyrics in the song, "Here come old flat-top, He come grooving up slowly" were borrowed from the Chuck Berry song, You Can't Catch Me. This led to a court case which ultimately resulted in Lennon recording three songs published by the company that published the Chuck Berry song, on his Rock 'n' Roll album.