Taxman (Beatles)

21 APRIL 1966


The Beatles were in the studio on this day recording 'Taxman', George Harrison's song in the vein of 'I Got You' and 'Somebody Help Me', This song featured a stunning guitar solo by McCartney, possibly inspired by Jeff Beck's Indian style on the Yardbirds' 'Shapes of Things'.

The lyrics centred on George's less-than-spiritual dislike of being in the top tax bracket in Britain, and marked his steady progress as a songwriter. 'Taxman' was used as the opening track on the 'Revolver' album.

Taxman (Beatles)

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