Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr spoke with The Sunday Times in a recent interview about the newly released Beatles song “Now and Then.” The two discussed The Beatles’ early years and disclosed the other plans the band had in case things didn’t work out. The drummer confessed before revealing his prior ideas and how long they believed the band would last: “Not one of us anticipated it lasting a week!” If they were not to succeed, each member had a separate strategy. He went on: “George would get a garage, Paul would write, and I would open a hair salon.” But it continued till the end. And, I believe, just in time. However, that didn’t stop us from having fun with one another. The Beatles were successful in establishing a well-known band in spite of having disparate career goals. McCartney originally assumed the band would have ten years together before stardom entered their lives. The bassist said that they were just enjoying themselves while doing what they liked with each other. During the creation of their third single, “From Me To You,” the bassist believed they were finally making progress, even though the band believed it would only last for 10 years.
The band worked hard at what they did and finally became well-known all around the world. The band’s career came to an end with the release of this song. Released on November 2, the song was initially composed in 1970 and recorded in 1977 by Lennon himself. It was thought to be included in “The Beatles Anthology” as the third reunion single after his death, after “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love.” After a lengthy three-decade wait, the song was finally released. The most recent version of the song now include George Harrison’s guitar recordings and overdubs in addition to John Lennon’s voice, which was taken straight from the demo and restored using AI’s audio technology. The band’s final song is available for listening below.