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“Ticket to Ride”

Published on 1965
Author: Lennon/McCartney
Track 7 on “Help!”

What the Beatles said about “Ticket to Ride”

GEORGE 1965: "We are always worried with each record. With ‘Ticket To Ride’ we were even more worried. There’s bound to be a time when we come in at 19 (on the charts). But this ‘number one’ business doesn’t seem to stop– great while it lasts– but now we’ll have to start all over again and people will start predicting funny things for the next one."

JOHN 1970: "It’s a heavy record, and the drums are heavy too. That’s why I like it."

JOHN 1980: "That was one of the earliest heavy-metal records made. Paul’s contribution was the way Ringo played the drums."

PAUL circa-1994: "I think the interesting thing is the crazy ending– instead of ending like the previous verse, we changed the tempo. We picked up one of the lines, ‘My baby don’t care,’ but completely altered the melody. We almost invented the idea of a new bit of a song on the fade-out with this song… It was quite radical at the time."

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