Behind the Beatles lyrics

This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks. Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs can be navigated from the album covers below.

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Find out how the lyrics to your favourite Beatles songs came to be written.


The aim of this site is to act as a one stop port of call for all those interested in how the lyrics of the Beatles came about! All of the Beatles british albums are covered. In addition to the history behind the writing of the Beatles lyrics the site carries information about who was involved in singing each of the Beatles songs. Please note that for the actual lyrics to the Beatles songs you will need to go elsewhere.

Behind the Beatles Lyrics

The Beatles were inspired by many things over the years; ranging from articles they had read in the newspaper such as there being 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire (used in the lyrics of A day in the life) to personal songs about memories of loved and lost ones (such as Julia, In My Life and Something). Indeed some of the the lyrics found on the Beatles CD's have stimulated intellectual debate for many a year. This site is a great way to find out the meaning of the Beatles lyrics.

Who were the Beatles? A brief Beatles history.

There were four members of the Beatles all heralding from liverpool, England.

John (ono) Winston Lennon was born on October the 9th 1940 at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital. His father was a sailor called Alfred and his mother was named Julia. John wrote the Beatles song Julia as a tribute to her; He was raised by his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George. He died on December 8th 1980 after being shot by Mark Chapman outside his home in New York, USA. One of Johh's most famous compositions is All You Need Is Love.

James Paul McCartney was born on June the 18th, 1942 at Walton hospital. Paul's father, Jim, was a factory worker and his mother mary was a nurse. His dad was also musical and played in a band called the masked melody makers. Two of the songs that paul wrote for the Beatles were about his family, When I'm 64 for Jim and Let it be for his Mary.

Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) was born at 9 Madryn Street on the 7th of July 1940. His father was also called Richard and his mother was named Elsie. Ringo wrote two songs for the Beatles; Don't pass me by and Octopus's garden.

George Harrison was born at 12 Arnold Grove on the 25th of February 1943. His dad was a bus driver called Harold and his mum was called Louise. He was the second member of the Beatles to die doing so on the 29th of November 2001 as a result of cancer. Of all the Beatles George was the one with the biggest history of philosophy and religion. George enjoyed writing songs but was hold back by the quality of the Lennon McCArtney compositions; nonetheless he still managed to record great songs such as Something and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

There are many sites dedicated to the history of the Beatles, other than saying that they were known as the quarreymen and the silver beatles, and had Pete Bess and Stuart Sutcliffe as former members I will leave the story of the birth of the Beatles for other sites.

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