The Beatles were, in fact, planning another album after Abbey Road, according to newly unearthed audio

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For 50 years it has been accepted as fact that, following the tense sessions for Let It Be, the Beatles recorded Abbey Road as their swan song and then proceeded to break up.

But a newly unearthed recording from September 8, 1969 – two weeks before the release of Abbey Road – challenges that piece of history.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.