April 15, 1971 The Beatles win an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for the Paul McCartney-penned “Let It Be.” (via vh1.com)
Let it Be is a straight up gospel song. Carol Woods sings the hell out of it in the movie Across the Universe. Find it and listen to it. I use it at the end of my set. It’s a sure fire sing along. Everyone knows it and loves it.
At some point I plan to arrange Let it Be for a full gospel choir but for now I’m happy to sit down and play and sing it — just me and my out-of-tune piano.