THE BEATLES RELEASE ‘PAPERBACK WRITER’/ ‘RAIN’ SINGLE THIS DAY IN 1966

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The Beatles on this date – June 10th, 1966 released one of my favorite singles. “Paperback Writer” would be the A-side and go to #1. It is a Paul McCartney written song- reportedly his aunt asked him if he was able to write a song that wasn’t about love. He had this in mind and was walking around the room when he saw Ringo Starr with a book in his hands. There it was. One of the main reasons this is my second favorite Beatles single [behind “Strawberry Fields Forever”/ “Penny Lane”} is how great these two songs sound. “Rain” written by John Lennon would peak at #23 on the charts. It features one of Ringo’s best performances. Listen to the drumming on this track. The song would have fit well on “Revolver.” a great psychedelic rock song. This single was released a couple months ahead of their great “Revolver” album but stood as singles, imagine a group having such strong material they didn’t add their singles on to the albums.

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