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Tomorrow Never Knows
by The Beatles
Day 23: A song based on a book or a character in a book

John Lennon was reading The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert and Ralph Metzner when he wrote Tomorrow Never Knows. Some or all of the lyrics are taken from the book verbatim. The title was just one of Ringo's malapropisms , like Eight Days a Week and Hard Day's Night. Search YouTube for the amazing stories about the recording of this song. My favorite part is how they made all the "seagulls on Acid" sounds. All four either had or were given portable 4-track recorders, or the 1966 equivalent (which probably would NOT seem all that portable today) and they were encouraged to just record sounds of whatever interested them. Hope I'm not telling this wrong. It's been a while. But they brought in their recordings, George Martin and Geoff Emerick (sp) cut the tapes into very short lengths, and, according to Martin, tossed them in the air and spliced the now random sound fragments into the eerie loops you hear all through the song. One of a million reasons my head explodes when people say there was nothing special about The Beatles. Who else was doing that? Never read the book (not a fan of Leary in any way), but I'm a big fan of this by-product of the book.

1966 - Parlophone
Posted: 23rd April 2019
DJ Johnson
Old timer, old enough to have seen The Beatles on Ed Sullivan's show, an event that changed my life forever. Playing guitar, bass, keyboards and a few other things for over 45 years. I spend most of my discretionary budget on music and always have, so my collection is ridiculous. I love most genres of music. Like every one of you and your siblings, I have a few shows on net radio. Just about everything I do has some relation to music.
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