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3 Beatles Songs Inspired By Real Newspaper Articles

The Beatles told vivid stories in their songs; some were so detailed that it was hard to believe they were fictionalized. However, a few of the stories they told in their songs were based on real newspaper articles. They didn’t tell the whole story, but The Beatles would use the articles as a base and fill in the gaps along the way. 

Here are 3 Beatles songs that are based on actual newspaper articles

‘Mean Mr. Mustard’

The Beatles (John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney) | Sunday Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images

“Mean Mr. Mustard” is a track from Abbey Road that John Lennon wrote during The Beatles’ trip to India. Lennon said the track was inspired by a newspaper article about a man who stored his money anywhere to prevent others from forcing him to spend it. It’s not a song that Lennon liked; he called it a “piece of garbage” in a 1980 interview with David Sheff. 

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