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

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

4. “Good Day Sunshine” was McCartney’s attempt to emulate the Lovin’ Spoonful.

Paul McCartney was the band’s culture maven at the time, absorbing works of the theatre, avant-garde music, classical compositions – and contemporary acts like the Lovin’ Spoonful.
“‘Good Day Sunshine’ was me trying to write something similar to ‘Daydream,'” McCartney said. That particular Spoonful cut, a low-key ballad, didn’t possess the verve and bounce of “Sunshine,” but the influence is a good example of how the Beatles could take a crumb of someone else’s musical idea and build it up into something entirely their own. It had that “traditional, almost trad-jazz feel,” McCartney added. “That was our favorite song of theirs.”

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