When I’m Sixty-Four – 10 of Pentacles

When I’m Sixty-Four – 10 of Pentacles (Lennon/McCartney) Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967 “When I’m Sixty-Four” was the first song the Beatles recorded for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was also the first to be written for the album – by far. Paul composed the song on his family’s upright piano…

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Can’t Buy Me Love – 2 of Cups

Can’t Buy Me Love – 2 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) A Hard Days Night, 1964 “Can’t Buy Me Love” was one of the Beatles’ all-time biggest hits, reaching number one all over the world. Notably, it was at the top of the Billboard 100 Chart the week that the Beatles held all the top five spots,…

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Wheel of Fortune

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Wheel of Fortune (Harrison) The Beatles (White Album), 1968 By the time the Beatles recorded their self-titled album in 1968, George Harrison’s spiritual studies were starting to bear serious fruit in terms of his songwriting. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was George’s greatest composition up to that point…

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Another Girl – 2 of Wands

Another Girl – 2 of Wands (Lennon/McCartney) Help!, 1965 “Another Girl” was written by Paul while on vacation in Tunisia and appears in a scene of the movie Help! that was filmed in the Bahamas. The song is notable for its driving up-tempo rhythm and its country-flavored guitar fills, which are played by McCartney. Although…

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Magical Mystery Tour – The Fool

Magical Mystery Tour – The Fool (Lennon/McCartney) Magical Mystery Tour, 1967 Before Sgt. Pepper had even been released, the Beatles began work on their next project in the spring of 1967. Inspired by the free-spirited and LSD-fueled antics of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, Paul introduced his bandmates to the concept of leading a…

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This Boy – Knight of Cups

This Boy – Knight of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) Released as a single, 1963 Available on Past Masters “This Boy” is a beautiful showcase of the Beatles’ ability to sing in close 3-part harmony, with John providing the low part, George the middle, and Paul the high notes. It was recorded the same day as their smash…

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