The Classic 'Sgt. Pepper' Track Paul McCartney Wrote 'as a Song for Sinatra'

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Around the time of the Beatles’ breakup, the band acquired a giant praise from Frank Sinatra. After protecting the Abbey Road observe “Something,” the Chairman of the Board took to singing the George Harrison tune in live performance. And Sinatra known as it “one of the best love songs written in 50 or 100 years.”

But by these days (the early ’70s), nobody would have been stunned by anybody protecting a Beatles tune. John Lennon and Paul McCartney, George’s outdated bandmates, had been about essentially the most well-known songwriters on this planet.

When Paul was a youngster, he truly appeared forward to days when somebody of Sinatra’s stature would sing his songs. In interviews for Anthology, Paul stated he even began out writing tracks with old-school crooners in thoughts.

“Back then I wasn’t necessarily looking to be a rock ‘n’ roller,” he stated. When the Fab Four recorded Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), Paul pulled out a observe from the times he imagined himself as considered one of Sinatra’s songwriters.

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