Beatles’ ‘Revolver’: 15 Things You Didn’t Know

Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ 15 Things You Didn’t Know

12. A four-necked sweater was partially responsible for the album’s distinctive drum sound.

Numbering among Revolver‘s indelible trademark sounds were those emanating from drummer Ringo Starr’s kit. Despite having to busy himself killing time while Lennon and McCartney worked out their various songsmithing ideas, Starr was always ready to be pressed into service and deploy his matchless compositional approach to the drums.

 

13. George Harrison was terrible at coming up with titles.

As he emerged as a writer, George Harrison could scarcely think of anything to call his own compositions. Three of them featured on Revolver, including “Love You To,” another Beatles pun – on bad grammar, it would seem – originally named “Granny Smith,” on account of the apple, which has nothing whatsoever to do with the song.
When asked by George Martin on the session tape what he was going to title the song that was to become “I Want to Tell You,” Harrison didn’t have anything to offer, which allowed John Lennon, who lived for moments like this, to put in, “‘Granny Smith Part Friggin’ Two’! You’ve never had a title for any of your songs.”

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