My favorite Beatles album is Abbey Road. My favorite part of the album is the final medley of "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End". Forty two years ago today, that last song, The End, the last song recorded collectively by all four Beatles, finished recording.
I never realized, prior to Wikipedia, that the last guitar sequence was played in rotation by McCartney, Harrison and Lennon. But it makes sense when you listen with this knowledge.
"The first two bars are played by McCartney, the second two by Harrison, and the third two by Lennon, then the sequence repeats. Each has a distinctive style which McCartney felt reflected their personalities: McCartney's playing included string bends similar to his lead guitar work on "Another Girl" from the Help! album; Harrison's was melodic with slides yet technically advanced; and Lennon's was rhythmic, stinging, and had the heaviest distortion. "
After the third repetition comes what I believe to be Chris Farley's favorite line: "And, in the end, the love you take/ Is equal to the love you make".