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MOSCOW, November 11. The Beatles' latest song “Now and Then” with vocals by John Lennon, released on November 2, topped the UK music chart, Official Charts reports. , which is responsible for compiling the rating.
As follows from the company's statement, on the day of release the song rose to 42nd place on the chart in just ten hours, and this Friday it already took first place on it. Thus, the legendary group broke their own record, topping the British charts for the 18th time.
The first Beatles song to top the top chart was released 60 and a half years ago, and the last one was released 54 years ago, these are new records for the group. The Fab Four also became the oldest group to ever reach number one.
The song “Now and Then” is the last in the group’s repertoire, which was written and sung by John Lennon. The original track was recorded as a demo in the late 1970s, but was not completed.
Many years after Lennon's murder, the remaining members of the group – Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – returned to work on the composition, but only two of them finished it – McCartney and Starr – more than 40 years after writing and more than 20 years after Harrison's death.
To refine the song, in particular, artificial intelligence was used, which helped to better “extract” Lennon’s voice from the original recording for subsequent use.