The End
The Beatles
Beatles 1969 Abbey Road LP

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make

Peak Chart Position
  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • from the album Abbey Road (1969)
  • at 23 seconds, this is the shortest recorded Beatles song
  • all four Beatles have a solo in "The End," including the only drum solo Ringo Starr ever recorded for The Beatles; McCartney, Harrison, and Lennon perform a rotating sequence of three, 2-bar guitar solos
  • on the record:
       Paul McCartney-  vocals, backing vocals, guitar solo, bass, piano
       John Lennon- backing vocals, guitar solo
       George Harrison- lead guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, guitar solo
       Ringo Starr- drums
       uncredited- 12 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, double bass, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, trombone, bass trombone
  • written by Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon/McCartney
  • produced by George Martin
  • recorded at Abbey Road studios, London
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