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  • This is a double ‘a’ side with ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (1966)
  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • Lead vocals: Ringo Starr
  • Backing vocals: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall, Brian Jones, George Martin, Pattie Harrison, Marianne Faithfull and Alf Bicknell
  • Guitar: John Lennon
  • Brian Jones of Rolling Stones contributed the clinking glass effects
  • This song was the inspiration for The Beatles fourth film Yellow Submarine in 1968
  • The State of Illinois in 1971 included Yellow Submarine on its list of songs with ‘drug references’
  • The Beatles concluded their years of live performances at San Francisco’s Cow Palace on Aug 29, 1966; the only subsequent concert they performed live as The Beatles was the Jan 1969 rooftop concert at their Savile Row studio in London U.K.
  • The Beatles wanted to record their 1966 LP Revolver in the United States but the cost became prohibitive

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