“Pet Sounds” by the Beach Boys rocked the Beatles’ world, especially Paul McCartney. And inspired John Lennon to compose “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
Besides musical composition, The Beatles provide an opportunity to explore everything from politics to poetry. A growing number of academics are using the Fab Four to stimulate critical thinking on a whole ‘nother level.
At over seven minutes, “Hey Jude” was not the typical pop song. But it made history in more ways than one. And Ringo’s post-bathroom break was a part of it.
John Lennon meets historical narrative in Jude Southerland Kessler’s series of books painstakingly detailing the Beatle’s life right up to his 1980 death.
What went into the creation of this Beatles masterpiece? And what was done to make John Lennon comfortable with his own singing voice? Details courtesy of “Sound Pictures,” Ken Womack’s second George Martin biography.