WCSX Classic Cuts
Aerosmith: “Come Together”
The Hook: Producer George Martin said, ‘Just do it,’ and they just did it.
Album: The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band movie soundtrack
Writers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Stats: Peaked at number-23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Background: Aerosmith got to work with The Beatles’ producer on their version of John Lennon’s “Come Together” for the 1978 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band movie soundtrack. Singer Steven Tyler recalls the session.
Singer Steven Tyler on working with The Beatles’ producer on Aerosmith’s cover of “Come Together.” OC:…real good. :15
“George Martin came to the studio and I said, ‘How do you want this. you know? Medium rare? Light?’ [He goes] ‘Let’s just do it.’ And we did it and we went out and ordered a bottle of Scotch and just sat there because he said, ‘You guys got it. Just get it down good and that’s it.’ And he meant it. It came out real good.”