Only song on the Help! album which features Ringo on vocals.
Recorded in 1965, this was the last cover song the Beatles recorded until their 1969 performance of Maggie Mae for the Let It Be album.
Single released in 1968, backed by The Inner Light; the Beatles' last release before switching to the Apple Records label.
Paul was inspired by the music of Fats Domino to write this song. Coincidentally, Domino covered it later the same year, and it became his last U.S. Hot 100 hit.
Released in 1970, the Beatles' final single released before their break-up; also the name of an album and a movie.
This song was inspired by a dream Paul had in which his mother, Mary, gave him comforting advice in the midst of the turmoil of the White Album sessions.
Song written primarily by Paul, which, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the most covered song ever written.
Paul composed the melody of this song in his sleep and called it 'Scrambled Eggs' until he wrote proper lyrics.
Psychadelic song featured on the movie Yellow Submarine (and its accompanying soundtrack) which includes bitter and sarcastic lyrics by George.
Northern Songs was the company that owned the copyrights to Beatles songs. In fact, it was created in 1963 specifically for that purpose. George was apparently unhappy with the way they operated, as he testified in this song.
Former country where the Beatles requested to hear balalaikas ring out in the opening song of the White Album.
The song 'Back in the U.S.S.R.' contains numerous musical references: the Beach Boys' 'California Girls,' Chuck Berry's 'Back in the U.S.A,' and Ray Charles' 'Georgia On My Mind'.
The first use of sitar in Western popular music, John wrote this song about an affair he had.
Norwegian Wood was cheap decorative wood which was popular at the time. Paul suggested the line 'so I lit a fire' as the main character's revenge, burning the woman's house down. Fun related video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgJT5G3-IwY&feature=related
The longest song title in the Beatles' song catalogue, which appears on their longest album, the White Album.
John wrote this song about how everyone around him seemed paranoid about his relationship with Yoko. He adapted the title from a saying used by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. As for the 'monkey,' George had no idea what that meant, Paul thought it referred to John's heroin habit, and I've read that it referred to a cartoon depicting Yoko as a monkey on John's back.
Last name of Beatles' long-time manager who died of an accidental drug overdose in 1967.
In 1964, Epstein wrote an autobiography about his management of the Beatles called A Cellarful of Boys. John allegedly suggested naming it A Cellarful of Boys, poking fun at Brian's homosexuality.
First song written by Ringo; included on the White Album.
Believers of the Paul Is Dead myth cite the line 'you were in a car crash and you lost your hair,' claiming the hair loss was a reference to Paul's song 'When I'm Sixty-four.' However, it was simply an expression which means 'to become anxious.'
Released as a single in 1964, backed by 'She's a Woman,' John wrote this song based on a riff he wrote during the recording of 'Eight Days a Week.'
This song was the first time a band intentionally recorded guitar feedback, beating out the Who, Jimi Hendrix, etc., a point of pride for John. John also took pride in the fact that the Beatles were also the first to use backward guitar sounds, an innovation first used on the song 'Rain' and then on their subsequent album, Revolver.
Song from Revolver which John wrote about Peter Fonda's comments during an acid trip about his near-fatal childhood injury.
Paul remembers this as one of the few Beatles tracks on which he did not play. He recalls they had just had a 'barney' and he walked out. George filled in on bass.
Released on October 5th, 1962, it was the Bealtes' first single, peaking at #17 on the U.K. charts.
There are three different recorded versions, each with a different drummer. First, Pete Best who was replaced by Ringo for the second version. On the third version, Ringo was relegated to tambourine, a sessions drummer, Andy White, replacing him.
Reggae song from the White Album which was inspired by a catchphrase used by Jimmy Scott, a Nigerian conga player. Scott sued Paul for his use of the phrase.
After Paul sings 'Desmond lets the children lend a hand,' George and John can be heard adding 'arm' and 'leg' in the background. John openly hated this song (and he's not the only one). It was once selected in a BBC online poll of the worst songs ever.
Last name of artist who created the Grammy-winning Revolver cover; a friend of Astrid Kircherr, the Beatles met him in Hamburg in 1962.
After the Beatles' break-up, there was a rumor that John, George, and Ringo would form a new band called the Ladders with Klaus replacing Paul as the bassist.
Last name of the Beatles' revolutionary sound engineer.
He authored the book 'Here, There, and Everywhere' about his experiences recording the Beatles' music
The Beatles first performed this song in 1967 on Our World, the first live global television link. To give it a wordly feel, it included bits of many other songs: 'La Marseillaise' (the French National Anthem), 'Greensleeves,' and 'She Loves You' to name a few. Along with Pink Floyd's 'Money,' it was the first of only two songs utilizing a 7/4 time signature to reach the top 20 in the U.S.