John would have sacked George & replaced by Clapton

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John would have sacked George & replaced by Clapton

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https://www.nme.com/news/music/the-beat ... on-3060786
Apparently a new interview has surfaced with John talking about it. But below suggests it may have come from the Nagra's
https://globalcirculate.com/the-beatles ... c-clapton/
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People only assume that LIB was the last thing they recorded in the studio because it was the last Beatles release even though Abbey Road is their last studio recordings.

Could be this situation in the article that gave way for Harrison to have his way with Here Comes The Sun and Something (which became more memorable than the other tracks?).
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Twickenham, 10 January 1969.

John: I think if George doesn’t come back by Monday or Tuesday we ask Eric Clapton to play.
(...)
Michael Lindsay-Hogg: See, maybe for the show you ought to say George was sick.
John: No, I mean, if he leaves, he leaves.
(...)
Michael Lindsay-Hogg: But what’s the consensus? Do you want to go on with the show and the work?
John: Yeah. If he doesn’t come back by Tuesday we get Clapton.
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Yes, Abbey Road was the final album they recorded... but "I Me Mine" was the final recording in The Beatles' name.. and of course, IT was on Let It Be.. so it's not as cut and dried as it has always been painted!

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And, o'course, Eric should have been there at the "I Me Mine" session....to replace an absent John...!!!
(Where was Billy Preston or Nicky Hopkins - either of them could have been useful for this track).
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I listened to this section of the Nagras just before the 'news' broke!
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