A supergroup for the ages: Dylan, the Beatles and the Stones?


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Glyn Johns says Dylan proposed recording with Beatles, Stones

Johns told the two groups, but Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney declined

Johns tells story in new memoir, "Sound Man"

CNN —  

It would have been the ultimate supergroup: the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

And it was actually proposed, says engineer and producer Glyn Johns, according to a piece in Rolling Stone.

According to Johns’ new memoir, “Sound Man,” while traveling with Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner he ran into Dylan in New York sometime in 1969. The singer had just done an interview with Wenner and started peppering Johns with questions about the two bands.

Johns had worked with the Beatles in early 1969 on the “Get Back” sessions – later to become “Let It Be” – and the Stones on 1968’s “Beggars Banquet,” so he had recent experience with both.

Then Dylan dropped a bombshell.