While writing some of The Beatles’ biggest hits, Paul McCartney drew inspiration from his own life. When he fell in love with a girl, he wrote some of the best love songs. He wrote heart-wrenching songs when he was fighting with his girlfriend. As The Beatles broke up, Paul wrote the band a goodbye song that made them famous.
But not all Beatles songs were based on intense events. Some of the songs were inspired by everyday life and even strange accidents.
The Beatles’ Rocky Raccoon Was Based on Paul McCartney’s Moped Accident
In the teaser trailer for Paul’s upcoming book Song: 1956 To The Present, sits down to talk with former Beatle Bob Mortimer (per) NME) in the British Library. He revealed the origin of The Beatles’ song, “Rocky Raccoon,” and it’s bloody.
The lyrics of the song are: “Ab Doctor Jin ki stink mein aa gaya. and began to lie down on the table. He said, ‘Rocky, you met your match.’ And Rocky said, ‘Doctor, it’s only a bruise. And I’ll get better, I’ll get better, Doctor, as soon as I’m able. It turns out, these songs are pretty straight forward from actual events.
“I rode a little moped to see my cousin Betty,” said Paul. “It was a moonlit night… I said, ‘Whoa, look at that moon!’ When I look back, the bicycle is now [on its side] And there is no way to get it back. So I’m hitting that pavement. “
Paul was beaten by the fall. He had a “broken lip” and was bleeding, so his cousin Betty called a doctor. “I think it was around Christmas time… well, that” [the doctor] was annoyed,” continued Paul. “She said, [slurring] ‘I think you need some stitches.’”
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Paul wanted an anaesthetic, but all the doctor had was a needle and thread. “And he’s trying to thread the needle but he can’t see it. So Betty takes it off and she threads it,” Paul continued. Paul was thinking about his experience with that drunken doctor when he wrote “Rocky Raccoon.”
Thankfully the night did no real damage to Paul’s face; Otherwise, there will be some angry fans. However, Paul will certainly never forget that doctor.
Paul wrote ‘Rocky Raccoon’ in India
After his experiences with a moped and a drunk doctor, Paul turned them into a song while in India. Even though he was miles away from America, Paul gave “Rocky Raccoon” a Western feel and set it in the Dakota.
The song describes how Rocky’s girl, Nancy Magill, elopes with Dan. It doesn’t end well when Rocky confronts Dan, and that’s when a doctor treats Rocky with the gin’s stink.
by steve turner The Beatles A Hard Day’s RightPaul co-wrote the song with John and Donovan while walking with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Turner also wrote that Paul was actually slightly stoned during the moped accident and had a broken tooth as a result. Paul had a lump on his lip for a while and grew a mustache to cover it.
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‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ to end on November 2
Paul’s upcoming book, Song: 1956 To The Present, is set to hit stores on November 2. It will list every song that Paul has written in his life from the time he was a boy. Paul would only sell 175 copies.
“The number of times I can count, I’ve been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the timing has never been right. One thing I’ve always done, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs. I know that some people, when they reach a certain age, they like to go into a diary to remember the day-to-day events of the past, but i don’t have any such notebook. It’s my songs, hundreds of them, that serve the same purpose as what I’ve learned. And these songs span my whole life,” Paul wrote of the book. his website.
Hopefully, Paul will release more copies of the book as it gets to the closest fans of Paul McCartney’s biography. If all of Paul’s songs have interesting backstories like “Rocky Raccoon,” we’re in for a treat.