Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 21-23, 25, 29, 30 July 1969
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald
Released: 26 September 1969 (UK), 1 October 1969 (US)
"It was a funky record - it's one of my favorite Beatle tracks, or, one of my favourite Lennon tracks, let's say that. It's funky, it's bluesy, and I'm singing it pretty well. I like the sound of the record. You can dance to it. I'd buy it!"
The song's history began when Lennon was inspired by Timothy Leary's campaign for governor of California against Ronald Reagan, which promptly ended when Leary was sent to prison for possession of marijuana. The thing was created in the studio. It's gobbledygook; Come Together was an expression that Leary had come up with for his attempt at being president or whatever he wanted to be, and he asked me to write a campaign song. I tried and tried, but I couldn't come up with one. But I came up with this, Come Together, which would've been no good to him - you couldn't have a campaign song like that, right?
—John Lennon, All We Are Saying, David Sheff
Can't let this end without playing one of my top five Beatle songs.It doesn't matter to me if it is gobbledygook (as Lennon said) I just love the way the song sounds by the Beatles.I have heard many of the covers but I haven't heard one yet that I like.Of course thats just imho.
My #psychedelic week continues with this lovely "gobbledygook" (as Lennon later called it), which started as a Timothy Leary request for a campaign song when he ran against Ronald Reagan for Governor of California (slogan: Come Together, Join The Party). From Abbey Road (1969).