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Researchers Say Paul McCartney ‘Misremembers’ Writing Music For ‘In My Life’



Beatles member Paul McCartney misremembers writing "In My Life." The track was released in 1965, and it is featured in the album Rubber Soul.

Mark Glickman, a senior lecturer in statistics at Harvard University, created a computer model that breaks Beatles songs down into 149 different components. Glickman and Jason Brown, professor of mathematics at Dalhousie University, also learned which Beatles member worked on a particular song across the band's oeuvre.

McCartney previously said that Lennon put the lyrics over his music on "In My Life," and John Lennon said that McCartney was only responsible for the middle-eight and harmonies. Glickman and Brown sided with Lennon.

"The probability that 'In My Life' was written by McCartney is .018. Which basically means it's pretty convincingly a Lennon song. McCartney misremembers," said Glickman.

McCartney and Lennon's division of work on the other Beatles songs may also be contested. A report on "Help!" and "Eleanor Rigby" has not yet been released. However, the researchers confirmed that "The Word," which is also featured in Rubber Soul, was McCartney's composition.

Paul McCartney Berates Fans

Last week, McCartney also made headlines for stopping a concert and berating fans for using their phones. The former Beatles member was not pleased with the fact that fans took videos and photos of their performance even after they were asked not to do so.

"You've all been told not to take photos. You're taking them, and you're taking them, and it's putting me off! So, you know, play by the rules, man!" said McCartney.

After resuming his performance, McCartney explained to the audiences why he got upset with them for taking photos and videos at his concert.

"The phone thing, I went to a Prince concert and he really was serious about that, he wouldn't start, you know. Put 'em down! You know what I'm saying?" said McCartney.

Paul McCartney's Songs

McCartney is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He first gained popularity as the bass guitarist for the rock band the Beatles. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the Wings band with Linda and Denny Laine.

Some of McCartney's most popular songs include "FourFiveSeconds," "Band on the Run," "Say Say Say," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Ebony & Ivory," "Another Day," "Coming Up," "No More Lonely Nights," "Here Today," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "My Valentine," "We All Stand Together," and "Queenie Eye."

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