Replacements' Tommy Stinson visits Let It Be house
With commentary from Stinson and photographer Daniel Corrigan, who took the picture, A.V. Club's Pop Pilgrims recently got the story behind the legendary shoot.
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"Getting them together was half the battle," Corrigan recalls. "Tommy would wander off, or Bob would be sticking his finger in someone's ear."
The part of the roof where the guys sat was right outside Tommy's little sister's bedroom, and her softball trophies are visible in the window above brother Bob's head. Plus, it's notable that this was a reshoot after a picture of the four of them in an elevator at the U of M campus was rejected by Twin/Tone's Dave Ayers.
Upon returning to his childhood home, Stinson admits that the moment holds some emotion after recording with Paul Westerberg a few days prior. Likely he's not the only one. Watch the episode here:
Tommy Stinson of The Replacements takes us to his old house