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Paul McCartney announced the Beatles’ dissolution on this day 45 years ago. Here’s the song they were struggling with, precipitating the split: “The Long and Winding Road,” a take without the heavy orchestration Phil Spector added to the final version.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.