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Glyn Johns Says Beatles Let It Be Is 'Garbage'


Glyn Johns, the producer best known for his work with the Beatles, has taken aim at the famed album Let It Be. Johns had been enlisted to engineer the album, thinking that George Martin would produce, but he said he was disappointed when Phil Spector ended up producing.

"I was disappointed that Lennon got away with giving it to Spector, and even more disappointed with what Spector did to it. It has nothing to do with The Beatles at all. 'Let It Be' is a bunch of garbage. As I say in the book, he puked all over it. I've never listened to the whole thing, I've only listened to the first few bars of some things and said, 'Oh, forget it.' It was ridiculously, disgustingly syrupy."

He also remembers a discussion in which Bob Dylan asked about potentially making a record with the Beatles or the Rolling Stones.

"He said he had this idea to make a record with The Beatles and the Stones. And he asked me if I would find out whether the others would be interested. I was completely bowled over. Can you imagine the three greatest influences on popular music in the previous decade making an album together?"

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