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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Long and . . .

Winding road(s) were an actual reality on a recent road trip. These were really curved and hilly roadways that continued for many miles. Yes, it did make me think of the Beatles song title and more about that tune below.


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 BeWhen 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.

13 comments:

Sandra said...

Awesome photos and who knew that roads could be art these are just beautiful. My guess is Pennsylvania

Anvilcloud said...

I like the connection that you made in this post. Well done.

Connie said...

I don't know where you were driving, but those are some pretty views. That is interesting information about that Beatles' song.

Ginnie said...

Can't figure the state but I'd imagine it's somewhere in the upper North East. Great pictures.

Emma Springfield said...

I want to guess Connecticut so that is what I'll do. New England has some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen.

William Kendall said...

Pennsylvania, I think, though it could be the northeast.

Lynn said...

New York?

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks folks for your comments and guesses. There will be an answer next week😏

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

My first guess was Pennsylvania, 2nd is New York . It sure is pretty wherever it is and I love that song!

baili said...

wow!!!
incredible photos ,brilliantly taken and amazingly shared !
i just loved the way you display all ,i can see more of your beautiful county now

L. D. said...

I am still struggling of the words. My mind couldn't pull much of them. I will have to look them up after I comment. Those roads are fun, if your are not in a hurry.

Linda said...

I'm guessing Pennsylvania too. I remember when I first heard that song... it was so different, it kind of wandered around the scale!

The Furry Gnome said...

Winding roads always seem to be kon you onwards, wherever they are. Thanks for visiting.

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