We were completing a recent road trip which took us through several states. However, these roadways were only in one of those states and traveled in a single afternoon.
The Long and Winding Road, is from the Beatles 1970 album Let It Be. When issued as a single in May 1970, a month after the Beatles' break-up, it became the group's 20th and last number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S.
Paul McCartney wrote the ballad at his farm in Scotland, and has said that it was inspired by growing tension within the group. It was the final single released by the quartet. The Beatles recorded the tune in 1969 as a simple ballad. By 1970, the group was breaking up and Phil Spector was brought in to produce the album. Spector was known for a "wall of sound" in which he added instruments and vocals and layered them to produce a full sound. He removed most of the Beatles instruments and added a string section and choir.
McCartney, who despised the result, tried to get the original version restored on the album. George Harrison and John Lennon both supported Spector which caused further turmoil in the group. McCartney blocked release of the song in the UK as a single, but couldn't prevent its release in the U.S. where it topped the charts for over 2 weeks. (You can watch McCartney performing the song as the piano solo he envisioned it on various YouTube videos, which could not be added herein due to copyrights.)
As for our long and winding roads, as we didn't give any heads-up indication of our road trip destination, can anyone figure out in which state we were driving?
There's no 💲prize, just bragging rights of "being right" 😀. The "answer" will be revealed next Monday.