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Hello Goodbye
by The Beatles
This song is a great illustration of how Lennon and McCartney's songwriting had matured over just a few years. The tune was still a catchy one, but the lyrical wordplay began to get more and more intricate. This may have been due to consumption of certain substances, and certainly that's probably true of their more psychedelic offerings around this time, though not this particular track.

By 1967, I had started to regard the Fab Four as a fixture in my life, and sadly with familiarity comes - not contempt, but a certain boredom with their sound and their ultra-perfect production (thanks, George Martin, but sometimes a rough edge here and a 'live' snippet there can really pep up a studio session). Don't get me wrong, I loved them to death still, but I did begin to cast my musical net of attention a little wider towards the end of the Sixties.

'The Beatles':
:: Their song "Dear Prudence" was written for Mia Farrow's sister Prudence. Principal composer John Lennon thought she spent too much time meditating and the song was designed to encourage her to "come out and play". ...
:: George Harrison wrote the song "Blue Jay Way" [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coz0TmK2ZIg ] at a house on a road of the same name in the Hollywood Hills of California. (This famously led to repeated thefts of the street sign in Los Angeles.) ...
:: Their famous "Abbey Road" 'pedestrian crossing' album cover picture was shot by photographer Iain Macmillan in just 10 minutes, using six frames taken while he was sitting up a stepladder. (The group had originally planned to call the album "Everest", and wanted to shoot the cover together in the Himalayas mountain range!)

In #1967 :
:: The United Kingdom's Sandie Shaw won the 12th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria, on April 8th with "Puppet on a String". ...
:: On April 30th this year, the Ostankino Tower in Moscow, Russia, was completed, making it the (then) highest free-standing structure in the world, at 540 metres. ...
:: Australia's John Newcombe outclassed Wilhelm Bungert of Germany 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 on July 7th, to win the first of his three Wimbledon tennis singles titles.

US: No. 1 - UK: No. 1
1967 - Parlophone - United Kingdom - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 21st September 2019
For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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