From The Byrds to Cheap Trick to The Flaming Lips and XTC, these Beatlesque bands share many qualities with the Fab Four.
Cracked vocals, messed-up harmonies, bad guitar riffs… None of them marred the perfection of Beatles tracks like “Please Please Me,” “If I Fell,” and “I’ll Get You.”
On a long bus ride, Paul came up with the nugget of a song. A few months later, it would be the one to launch The Beatles to global stardom.
“Penny Lane” is full of inventive twists, starting with this chord. See how Sir Paul wove it together so seamlessly. It’s a master class in composition.