quote:Originally posted by Brains
It started out as a song written for Timothy Leary, for his campaign for becoming senator or president or mayor, I don't know. He asked John to write a song called Come Together, so John did. But the end result wasn't exactly suitable as a campaign song. So he recorded it with the Beatles. And a good thing he did: Paul's bass is awesome!
You know the You Can't Catch Me story? I think it was a song by Chuck Berry, it's almost the same as Come Together. Chuck was pretty pissed, so to make things right, John included YCCM on his Rock 'n' Roll album a couple of years later.
Moreover, John's version of YCCM is very reminiscent of CT!