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Super fans queue to purchase final Beatles track at special launch in Liverpool

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Super fans queue to purchase final Beatles track at special launch in Liverpool
Beatles superfans queue to purchase new track. Credit: PA

The event allowed 200 fans in the home city of the four Beatles members to be the first to buy a copy of the single.

Beatles super fans were the first to get their hands on the “historic final single” from the band at a special midnight launch event in Liverpool.

Now And Then, written and sung by John Lennon and later developed by the other band members including George Harrison, has been finished by Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr decades after the original recording.

The track is sourced from a Lennon demo recorded in the late 1970s at his home in New York’s Dakota Building, using technology to extricate and isolate his voice.

Beatles superfan, John Lennon, who changed his name by deed poll from Alan Williams in April 2022, holds the first copy of the newly released last Beatles song, Now And Then, following a special midnight launch event at HMV Liverpool, allowing fans in the home city of the four Beatles members to be the first to get their hands on the new music. Picture date: Friday November 3, 2023. Picture date: Friday November 3, 2023. Credit: PA
Beatles superfan, John Lennon, who changed his name by deed poll from Alan Williams in April 2022, holds the first copy of the newly released last Beatles song, Now And Then, following a special midnight launch event at HMV Liverpool, allowing fans in the home city of the four Beatles members to be the first to get their hands on the new music. Picture date: Friday November 3, 2023. Picture date: Friday November 3, 2023. Credit: PA

Super fan John Lennon, who changed his name by deed poll from Alan Williams in April 2022, was pictured holding the first copy of the newly released track at the music store in the early hours of Friday morning.

The event allowed 200 fans in the home city of the four Beatles members to be the first to purchase a copy of the single, in either clear, blue or black vinyl.

The Beatles: Get Back director Peter Jackson said it was “head spinning” to be involved in the creation of the “last Beatles record”, speaking on the BBC Sounds podcast Eras: The Beatles narrated by actor Martin Freeman.

The song was released on Thursday as a double A-side with the band’s 1962 debut single Love Me Do, and cover art by US artist Ed Ruscha.

New Zealand filmmaker Jackson also directed the music video for the track which is set for release on Friday at 2pm.

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