The Beatles are credited with “A Day in the Life”, “A Hard Day’s Night” and “She Loves You” among others.
But are these real?
In a recent podcast interview, a music blogger named Nick Mccullough discovered that the band’s first album was actually a series of short stories that were originally written by George Harrison himself.
Nick Mccillough is a musician, blogger, writer and music critic who has written for various publications including BBC Radio 4’s Music News.
He told us that Harrison’s words were a “source of great fascination for me” and that they helped him to write his “music” for “A Good Day to Die Hard” in 1972.
He would just say: ‘Okay, there’s one line here, one line there, what do you want it to be?'” “
He had a real knack for writing short stories.
He would just say: ‘Okay, there’s one line here, one line there, what do you want it to be?'”
When Mccollough realised his discovery, he was shocked.
“[Harrison] was writing these very simple songs, and I thought: ‘Wow, it’s so complicated!
And he’s telling me about a life in a small town, in a world where everyone’s just trying to get ahead’.” He was even more amazed when he discovered that the first Beatles album was originally titled “Love Me Do”.
“And that’s the first song, and then it just goes on and on,” he said.
“I thought: I don’t understand this.
He’s just doing this for fun. “
I was going: this is crazy.
He’s just doing this for fun.
I’ve never even heard of George Harrison.”
Mccollought is also a fan of the Beatles, so when he stumbled across Harrison’s lyrics, he contacted him.
He said that Harrison had been a huge inspiration to him, and that his lyrics helped him develop his writing.
When the Beatles released their first album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1968, Harrison wrote the title track for the album and the title song for the follow-up album, Abbey Road.
But while Harrison’s “A Song for the Weekend” is one of the most famous songs ever recorded, Harrison’s first single, “My Generation”, was not.
Instead, Harrison composed the tune “The End of the World as We Know It” and it was released in 1972, less than a year after the release of Sgt Pepper.
Harrison’s song was written when he was in his late 20s, which is when the album was recorded, and the lyrics are about the “end of the world” – the “beginning of the end”.
HARRY’S LOVE ON HIS OWN: “My generation’s coming up, the generation that will not go down, the ones that will just keep on going, the generations that have not given up, that will keep going on, they’re going to go on, and they’re gonna be as happy as they’ve ever been, as happy that they’ve had a good life, as they always will.”
HERE’S THE MOST WEIRD SONG ON THE LADYBOY’S NEW LP, “THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT”: “They’re coming up and I’m going to die, I’m not gonna get the chance to have a good old-fashioned wedding, but it’s the end of the day, and this is the end, so you can never get the girl back.”
AND HERE’S HOW THE BRITISH LADIES ARE COMING TOGETHER: “She’s a woman, she’s a good woman, and she’s just a great woman.
She’s got a lot of heart.
She just wants to do her best.
She has a lot to offer.”