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The Beatles - A Day in the Life - Lyrics Meaning

According to a list written by Rolling Stone, The Beatles' "A Day in the Life" is the 26th greatest song of all time. The track is the final song on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles' 1967 album. The song is an amalgamation of two different songs, one written by Paul McCartney and one written by John Lennon. McCartney wrote about a man who finds himself lost in a reverie while making his daily commute, while Lennon's inspiration came from a pair of news articles. One article appeared in the Daily Mail in 1967, and was about the significant number of potholes plaguing a town in Lancashire called Blackburn. The second was written about the death of Tara Browne, son of the 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne and Oonagh Guinness and heir to the Guinness fortune, on December 18, 1966. Browne, a close friend of Lennon and McCartney, was only 21 at the time of his death. He was killed in Redcliffe Gardens, Earls Court, when his Lotus Elan was hit by a Volkswagen. Though Brown formed the inspiration for the song, the details of the accident in "A Day in the Life" are not based on the actual facts of his death.

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