#1051: 1965, The Beatles, Nowhere Man

by George_East on December 14, 2015

Not a comment on Jeremy Cobryn but instead inspired by Jackie’s post of Land in tribute to the 40th anniversary of the release of his favourite album of all time, Patti Smith’s Horses, I have decided to mark this month’s other major musical landmark: the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ album that marked the shift of the musical landscape from the single to the album and helped pop and rock music be seen as a serious artistic form: Rubber Soul.

We have already had two  songs from this landmark album, but I thought this great John Lennon penned number is kind of indicative of the journey the Beatles were on and the change from the previous album, Help!, that Rubber Soul represented.   This is Lennon in existential crisis, having a conversation with himself and his feeling of being lost.  It is a song that would have been inconceivable even 12 months earlier. Beautiful harmonies too.

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