Monday, February 27, 2006

If I Needed Someone

AUTHORSHIP Harrison (1.00)
HARRISON: "It was written in D nut position (capoed at the 5th fret)." Guitar (November 1987)

October 16, 1965, at Abbey Road, with overdubs added October 18

McCARTNEY: bass, backing vocal
LENNON: tambourine, Fender Stratocaster guitar (Sonic Blue tremolo), backing vocal
HARRISON: lead guitar (Rickenbacker Fireglo 360/12 [capoed]), lead vocal (double-tracked)
STARR: drums
GEORGE MARTIN: harmonium
guitars from Guitar (November 1987)

This song was part of the Beatles' live repertoire in 1965 and 1966. The Complete Beatles Chronicle

HARRISON: " 'If I Needed Someone' is like a million other songs written around the D chord. If you move your finger about you get various little melodies. That guitar line, or variations on it, is found in many a song, and it amazes me that people still find new permutations of the same notes." I Me Mine

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