Why you can hear part of “King Lear” in The Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus”.

The Beatles“I am the Walrus” is very different from the plays of William Shakespeare. Despite this, there are hardly any audible lines King Lear are present in the song. During an interview, John Lennon explained why these lines are part of the mix.

The Beatles in the animal costumes they wore to their performances "I am the walrus" in 'Magic Mystery Tour'

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John Lennon compared creating Beatles songs to creating solo songs

According to the book Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon, John spoke about his music during a Rolling Stone interview in 1975. He was asked if it took him long to write the Beatles’ songs. That “ImagineSinger said that wasn’t the case. “If there’s one trait that occasionally gets in the way of my talent, it’s that I get bored easily when I’m not fast,” he said.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/can-hear-part-king-lear-the-beatles-i-am-the-walrus.html/ Why you can hear part of “King Lear” in The Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus”.

Dais Johnston

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