Chart Position 12

  • Lead vocals: John Lennon
  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • This is the ‘B’ side of ‘Hey Jude’ (1968)
  • Guitar: John Lennon. George Harrison
  • Keyboards: Nicky Hopkins
  • Backing vocals: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon
  • The original recording of this song is slower in tempo; titled ‘Revolution 1’  it was included on the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album)
  • Produced by George Martin
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • The LP The Beatles is #10 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 Greatest albums of all time; over 19 million copies have been sold
  • A previously unreleased 10 minute version of Revolution 1 appeared on the Internet in 2009
  • John Lennon and Paul McCartney composed 295 songs together
  • Later recorded by Head Shop (1969), Powerglide (1988), Mike + the Mechanics (1989), Billy Bragg (1991), Beatles Revival Band (1992), Texas (1993), Paul Schwartz (1998), Swingle Singers (2002) and Stone Temple Pilots (2001)

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