PUBLISHED: 14:36, Wed, Sep 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:41, Wed, Sep 9, 2020
John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote many memorable songs together during their time in The Beatles. But did you know many of their tracks just came about by chance? In a new post on the Fab Four’s official Instagram account, Lennon is quoted as saying: “Half the musical ideas I’ve had have been accidental.”
Lennon continued: “The first time I discovered backwards guitar was when we made Rain.”
The track was recording during the sessions for The Beatles’ 1966 album Revolver.
And in the end, Rain featured as the B-side on the band’s single of Paperback Writer.
While Ringo Starr considered the song to be his best recorded drum performance.
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Lennon said of writing Rain: “This was a song I wrote about people moaning about the weather all the time.
“I took the tracks home to see what gimmicks I could add, because the song wasn’t quite right.
“I got home… and listened to what I’d recorded that day.
“Somehow I got it on backwards and I sat there, transfixed, with the earphones on.”
The Beatles in the late 1960s (Image: GETTY)
The late Beatle added: “I ran in the next day and said, ‘I know