Ironically, instead of bringing the four band members back together, the documentary showed just how far apart they had grown. The album and movie, now renamed Let it Be, were released one month after the group officially broke up. 466. Which Beatle released the first solo studio album while the group was still together? The short answer is George Harrison’s “Wonderwall Music,” the soundtrack to the movie Wonderwall which was released November 1, 1968. On November 11 John and Yoko released “Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins” a virtually unlistenable experimental album. Its infamous cover showing the couple in full frontal nudity added to its distribution woes and legacy. If you discount a soundtrack and experimental record then the real answer and good candidate for winning a bar bet is Ringo, who released Sentimental Journey on March 27, 1970 – two weeks before Paul announced on April 10 that the Beatles were breaking up. Paul followed on April 17 with his self-titled album McCartney. It was a bare-bones effort with much of it recorded in his Scottish home with Paul playing all the instruments. George outdid everyone with the three-album masterpiece All Things Must Pass. Released November 30, 1970 after the official breakup this release was comprised of many of the songs Harrison had been writing while a Beatle but that were never given their due.
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