Between 1962-1970, the Beatles officially released 211 songs.
Of those, 186 were originals while 25 were covers.
Of those 186 originals...
John Lennon was the primary author of 77 (41.4%):
Paul McCartney was the primary author of 72 (38.7%):
22 (11.8%) were written by George Harrison:
10 (5.4%) were true 50/50 Lennon/McCartney collaborations:
2 (1.1%) were credited to Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr):
2 (1.1%) were credited to Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey:
1 (0.5%) was credited to Lennon/McCartney/Starkey:
Friday the 13th sees me at the Wood Dale Public Library in Illinois:
Friday, 13 May 2016, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Wood Dale Public Library, 520 N Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale, IL
From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America
Many Beatles authors and scholars have cited John F. Kennedy's assassination on 22 November 1963 as a cause of the Beatles' sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy's assassination made America sad, then the Beatles made America happy again. But this commonly accepted answer is overly simplistic. America has suffered numerous tragedies and rebounded each time, but the popularity and staying power of the Beatles remains unmatched in American history. The real answer is that Kennedy's life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success. This 60-minute program will explain how and why.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.