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  • Lead vocals: Paul McCartney
  • Written by Paul McCartney
  • Keyboards: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
  • Guitar: George Harrison, John Lennon
  • Backing vocals: John Lennon, George Harrison
  • Produced by George Martin
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • The Beatles made the cover of Time magazine in Sept 1967
  • The 1967 LP Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band tops the Rolling Stone magazine List of 500 greatest albums of all time
  • The false ending right before the ‘maori finale’ was a new technique in pop music at the time
  • The melody from the ‘maori finale’ at the end shows up on the fadeout to ‘Two of Us’ (1970) on the LP Let It Be; The ‘maori finale’ was also included while the credits rolled on the U.K. telecast Magical Mystery Tour on Dec 26 1967
  • The promotional video The Beatles put together for Hello Goodbye was banned by the BBC in England because Paul was lip synching, which is against musician’s union rules
  • Later recorded by Bud Shank (1968), Hollyridge Strings (1968), Francois Glorieux (1979), Allen Touissaint Orchestra (1989), Kleiton & Kledir (2001), Nicotine (2005) and String Quartet (2005)

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