This graph (based on authorial attributions quantified by William J. Dowlding in the book Beatlesongs) traces songwriting contributions within the band.

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Source: Charting the Beatles
Michael Deal

Category: Music, Weekend

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One Response to “The Beatles: Authorship and Collaboration”

  1. cthwaites says:

    Well if you want to get really picky. “It’s all too much” quotes both music and lyrics from The Mersey’s “Sorrow’…so shd prob have an “Outside influence” color. How sad am I?