John’s Vocals on Don’t Let Me Down By Michael Gerber|2013-08-31T10:32:44-07:00August 30, 2013|1969, john and yoko, John Lennon, Yoko Ono|4 Comments Author Recent Posts Ya follow?Michael GerberPublisher at The American Bystanderis Blogmom of Hey Dullblog. His novels and parodies have sold 1.25 million copies in 25 languages. He lives in Santa Monica, CA, and runs The American Bystander all-star print humor magazine. Ya follow?Latest posts by Michael Gerber (see all) Why The Beatles Never Had a Mudshark Story - October 24, 2020 Why Your Favorite Celebrity Isn’t Who You Think They Are - October 12, 2020 Happy Birthday John Lennon, Whoever You Are - October 9, 2020 Commenter Barb L. sent along this video of John’s vocals on Don’t Let Me Down, embedded below. (h/t openculture) Like this:Like Loading... Related posts: Double Fantasy Live: Follow-Up Page Six on Sean Lennon Lennon on playing live John in "Nether-Nether Land"? Time-Lapse Photography Sean to play "Double Fantasy": cool or creepy? John Lennon’s favorite movie? “Poor old Buddy” Real or fake? It happened in Toronto Flashback—1969! The Ballad of La Fortuna Share This Article FacebookTwitterEmail 4 Comments Chris Dingman August 30, 2013 at 10:29 am - Reply Very cool. I’d never heard just John and Paul together in isolation. It makes it clear that the blending of their voices was another magical element among all the ways they “fit” together. Does anyone know a harmony singer like Paul who’d like to join my band in the SF Bay Area? 🙂 Karen August 31, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply That literally gave me chills. Fantastic. stew72 September 3, 2013 at 8:13 am - Reply This is why I love A Toot and a Snore, “Ballad of John and Yoko,” and the early demos like “Oh, Johnny, Johnny” – with just John and Paul harmonizing, it’s like you’re hearing their composition process. Linda September 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply Paul had/has this natural ability to harmonize. He could immediately hear the melody and start singing harmony. This was something that John depended upon, whether he knew it or not. In my band, our drummer had this talent. I would sing lead and she would just harmonize. Our voices blended beautifully, and she did it without effort. It came naturally. That is what John and Paul shared, and in the three-part harmonies, with George. In this video, John must teach Phil Spector the harmony for “Oh Yoko.” I don’t know for sure, but I am betting he never taught Paul the harmony part on anything, nor did Paul have to teach John what harmonies to sing. http://youtu.be/UhJoGNoUUVE?t=3m21s In this audio (from Anthology) listen to how beautiful the isolated voices of all three Beatles on “Because.” They overdubbed it twice so it is actually nine voices. (Someone’s favorite number.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh5vgULGH-A Does anyone out there know if Paul and John ever specifically taught each other the harmony parts? Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.