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No. 13: ‘The Fool on the Hill’ - The Beatles

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  • ‘The Fool on the Hill’ - The Beatles (1967)

    The mysterious fog men of Primrose Hill

    Although Paul McCartney maintains the song is about the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Apple Corps alumnus Alistair Taylor says the title was inspired by a strange encounter on Primrose Hill. While enjoying a stroll and chatting about God (possibly trying to work out whether or not The Beatles were bigger than him yet), the two saw a man inexplicably materialise next to them, before promptly disappearing. McCartney rejected ‘Ghost on the Grass’ and ‘Reflection on my Sunglasses’ as titles before finally penning this Beatles classic.

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