The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Paperback Writer”


The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Paperback Writer.” “Paperback Writer” was the A-side of a single. “Rain” was the b-side. With the release of this single The Beatles enter the year 1966. The single was released in the United Kingdom on June 10th,1966 and in the United States May 30th,1966. “Paperback Writer” went to #1 in both countries. The song was mainly written by Paul with a little help with the lyrics from John. On this song Paul played a different bass guitar-a Rickenbacker and it sounds great. John would call “Paperback Writer” the “Son of Day Tripper, meaning a rock n’ roll song with a guitar lick on a fuzzy, loud guitar.” I always loved the sound of this song myself. The song was written by Paul in the form of a letter. John had been the principle songwriter on 5ive singles in a row so it was…

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8 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Paperback Writer”

    • Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane may be the greatest single release from anyone…In my opinion, it is the greatest single release.

    • I can’t think of any better! Imagine if those songs had been on Sgt. Pepper.. Imagine Rain and Paperback Writer on Revolver..

    • It’s hard to think of Revolver any better but it would have been… Sgt Pepper would be up higher in my personal rankings if they would have been included…I like it but it’s not Revolver or Rubber Soul to me. You have to add the cultural impact when thinking of Sgt Pepper…sitll a great album.

    • We agree- Revolver and Rubber Soul are #1 and #2 on my Beatles album list- and 50 plus years later both sound fresh!

    • They are so fluid. We have said before it would have been cool to witness it in the moment. On HELP I do notice the change coming…
      I’m so glad they didn’t record at Stax…I’m at that point in that book. It may have changed a lot on Revolver. I’m more than happy with that British sound. You are right they sound just as good today as when I heard them first.

    • I agree I love what they did at Stax but glad The Beatles didn’t go there. You can’t improve on perfect.. I am having a Beatles Day here- currently up to Help!

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