On this day in 1966 The Beatles rehearsed, recorded and did the overdubs on “She Said She Said” a song that would be the last one recorded for their upcoming album “Revolver” an album many [including myself} believe is not only The Beatles finest album but the greatest album ever by anyone. It took nine hours for the entire process of making “She Said She Said.”
“She Said She Said” is a John Lennon song. He would call it an ‘acidy song” one influenced by his taking of LSD. It was inspired by actor Peter Fonda. They Beatles in the summer of 1965 were staying in Los Angeles for a six day break from their tour. They had a party on August 24, 1965 with several actresses, actors, Joan Baez and The Byrds. Everyone at the party dropped acid except for Paul McCartney. Peter Fonda- son of Henry, brother of Hanoi Jane- and not yet famous for “Easy Rider” was there and kept repeating a story about a near death experience he had had during his youth when he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.. He kept saying “I know what It’s like to be dead” and it was annoying the hell out of John but Fonda kept going on as John tried to avoid him. It turned out to provide John with a great song though.
Paul did not appear on this song. It was just John, George and Ringo. Seems that they were teasing Paul and he got mad and walked out of the session. George did the bass part. Ringo’s drumming on this song is superb. The Beatles in a few short years had really moved on musically in different directions. Revolver was mind blowing.