Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler covered The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ for a musical. He said he met a big celebrity while recording the song. He also called the celebrity “beautiful”.
In his 2011 book Does the Noise in My Head bother you?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memory, Tyler talked about appearing in a movie. “The film was sergeant pepper Lonely hearts association tape,he said. “To be involved in anything to do with the Beatles was a dream come true.” For context, the film is a jukebox musical based on the songs of the Fab Four. Tyler said, the film is like a new Hindenburg at the box office.
Tyler said he met the Beatles’ producer while covering the song. “Wait, the dream come true that I left out … is that I have to meet George Martin,” he said. “We talked about recording ‘Come Together’ at the Record Plant … 15 minutes on the track and 15 hours on the Beatles.”
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Tyler discussed Martin’s opinions about music. “He said he loves our band and looks forward to working with us in the studio,” he said. “We did a badass version of the song. I would have believed anything George Martin said. However, he wasn’t just charming, he was brilliant and beautiful. I could see it all in his eyes.”
“And I have to admit that as I sang the first verse of ‘Come Together’ and I looked through the glass pane in Studio A, Record Plant East, for that one nanosecond it was in time…I was John,” wrote he.
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The Beatles’ “Come Together” was a huge hit for the band. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for one week and stayed on the chart for 16 weeks. The tune appeared on the album let it be. The album stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for four weeks and stayed on the chart for a total of 79 weeks.
Aerosmith’s “Come Together” was less popular. It peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for 12 weeks. Aerosmith put the cover art on the album Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits. The album peaked at number 43 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the chart for 62 weeks.
Aerosmith’s “Come Together” wasn’t a huge hit, but it was a dream come true for Tyler.
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