Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nowhere Man

"Nowhere Man" was a Lennon composition all the way. According to McCartney in a 1984 Playboy interview, John wrote it after a long night out at a point in his life where he literally didn't have any direction. In his own Playboy interview, Lennon corroborates this in saying that he tried to write something meaningful one morning and quit after five hours. All at once, the song then came to him. Lennon later said that he didn't think much of the lyrics, believing them to be trite. The song was recorded at Abbey Road on October 21 and 22, 1965 at Abbey Road and was released on Rubber Soul in the UK and in the U.S. as a single on February 21, 1966 and on Capital's Yesterday and Today LP.

Lennon played accoustic guitar and sang lead. McCartney played bass and sand backing vocal. Harrison played lead on a Fender Stratocaster and sang backing vocal. Starr played drums.

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