When was the first time you heard this song?
I was 10th grade in high school and just about the World’s biggest Beatle fan. This song, and the album “Rubber Soul” were noticeablly a departure from the previous Beatles releases. Something was different. It was only later that I learned what may be he reason- pot. Years later we learned that, while the Beatles were beginning to smoke around the time of the “Help” movie & album, they were doing it on their free time. “Rubber Soul” however was the first album to directly reflect their mind expansion during songwriting and recording sessions. A year later, by “Revolver” the influences had grown to include LSD (God I miss those days!). But back to “Michelle”- just think about the difference seen in the 3 years from “Love Me Do” to “Michelle” and the rest of the songs on RS. The song “The Word”- a perfect example of what a cannabis-inspired outlook on life can do to kick your songwriting vocabulary up a notch
When it first came out in 1965.
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