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The 5 Most Nonsensical Songs by The Beatles

Even great songwriters phone it in sometimes.

An image of the mellotron used by The Beatles on songs like “Strawberry Fields Forever”
“Mellotron” — photograph by the author (© Mark Ali)

They were, arguably, the greatest songwriters of the 20th century.

Their songs are a permanent part of our culture. They’re timeless. They’re classic. Some of them, along with the albums on which they were released, are even called “masterpieces.”




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Mark Ali

Mark Ali

I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (View my portfolio at:

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