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Encyclopedia > Rain (song)
"Rain"
Single by The Beatles
Not featured on an original album
Single Released 30 May 1966 (USA)
10 June 1966 (UK)
Single Format vinyl record (7")
Recorded Abbey Road Studios on April 14 & April 16, 1966
Genre Rock and roll
Song Length 2:59
Record label Parlophone / EMI (UK)
Capitol Records (USA)
Producer George Martin
Chart positions 1 (USA)
1 (UK)
The Beatles single chronology
"Nowhere Man"
(USA only)
1966
"Paperback Writer" / "Rain"
1966
"Eleanor Rigby" / "Yellow Submarine"
1966

"Rain" is the title of a 1966 song done by The Beatles. It is famous for being the first song to contain backwards vocals. The Beatles were a British pop and rock group from Liverpool, England. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... Abbey Road Studios, created in November of 1931 by EMI in London, England, is best known as the legendary recording studio used by the rock bands Cliff Richard and The Shadows and The Beatles. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Hammersmith in London, in the United Kingdom. ... Capitol record by Wingy Manone Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, founded in 1942. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) is (among many other tasks) primarily responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for mass production and commercial release. ... For the author, see George R. R. Martin. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Nowhere Man is a song by British 1960s rock group the Beatles, on their album Rubber Soul. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Paperback Writer is a song written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon and released by The Beatles on the A side of their eleventh single. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Eleanor Rigby is also the name of a novel by Douglas Coupland. ... Yellow Submarine can refer to: Yellow Submarine (song), Original song by The Beatles, released in 1966. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... The Beatles were a British pop and rock group from Liverpool, England. ...


Release

The single was first released on May 30, 1966, in the United States and on June 10, 1966 in Britain, as one side of a double A-side single, teamed with "Paperback Writer". "Rain" is not featured on an original album and did not make it onto a compilation album until Hey Jude in the US and Rarities in the UK. May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Paperback Writer is a song written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon and released by The Beatles on the A side of their eleventh single. ... Hey Jude (originally titled The Beatles Again) was a 1970 compilation of singles and b-sides from various points in The Beatles career, as well as the A Hard Days Night album track I Should Have Known Better. The common thread running through all the albums tracks was... Rarities is a compilation album featuring a selection of songs by The Beatles. ...


The two songs were recorded before and during the sessions for Revolver. "Paperback Writer" was sung live in concert during the Beatles last tour in 1966, but "Rain" was studio-only. Revolver was The Beatles seventh album in three years, released on August 5, 1966. ...


Inspiration

The song was originally intended to be rather normal (relative to the other songs at the time). Then one night while stoned John Lennon accidentially played the tapes for "Tomorrow Never Knows", a song on their Revolver album. It played backwards, and with a joint in his mouth Lennon listened to the song. He enjoyed the noise, playing the result to the other Beatles the next day. He then wrote "Rain", and intended to have the song entirely backwards; but George Martin (who claims he discovered the backwards effect) rejected it. So only the final verse was played backwards. According to Paul McCartney, the band played the song faster in studio than it appears on the final release, and then slowed it down during post production to achieve the "gloopy" sound. Ringo Starr has expressed his satisfaction for his drumming in "Rain" by proclaiming, "I think I just played amazing...I think it's the best out of all the records I've ever made. 'Rain' blows me away. It's out in left field. I know me and I know my playing... and then there's 'Rain'." John Lennon in the autumn of 1968 John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the British rock band The Beatles. ... Revolver was The Beatles seventh album in three years, released on August 5, 1966. ... For the author, see George R. R. Martin. ... Paul McCartney, as photographed by John Kelley for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... Ringo Starr as photographed by John Kelly for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British musician, best known as drummer for The Beatles. ...


Interesting Facts

  • Some claim that the song contains a hidden message in the last verse. However, when played backwards one can clearly hear:
Rain
When the rain comes, they run and hide their heads

This is simply the first verse of the song with the word "Rain" sung in front of it (which one would hear after it when backwards). A backward message (also known as backward masking or backmasking) is a supposed subliminal message hidden in an audio recording that is only fully apparent when played backwards. ...

  • The song is one of the few Beatles songs that hasn't been covered much, but in 1972 Randy California did a cover on his album Kapt. Kopter and the (Fabulous) Twirly Birds and in 1975 Humble Pie did a cover on their album Street Rats. In 1997, a cover by The Jam appeared on their boxed set, Direction Reaction Creation.
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Band members: John Lennon - Paul McCartney - George Harrison - Ringo Starr Randy California (born Randy Craig Wolfe; February 20, 1951 - January 2, 1997) was a guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the original members of the rock group Spirit, formed in 1967. ... Humble Pie was a British rock music band, best known for its hard-rocking recordings and concert performances. ... Street Rats was the final album to be released by the 70s era Humble Pie. ... The Jam was a British punk rock/new wave band active in the late 1970s and early 80s. ... The Beatles were a British pop and rock group from Liverpool, England. ... John Lennon in the autumn of 1968 John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the British rock band The Beatles. ... Paul McCartney, as photographed by John Kelley for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... George Harrison, MBE (February 25, 1943 – November 29, 2001) was a popular British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... Ringo Starr as photographed by John Kelly for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British musician, best known as drummer for The Beatles. ...


Early members: Pete Best - Stuart Sutcliffe Randolph Peter Best (born November 24, 1941 in Madras, India) was the original drummer for The Beatles. ... Stuart Sutcliffe (June 23, 1940 – April 10, 1962) was an artist who, until his sudden death, worked in a style related to Abstract Expressionism. ...


Management: Brian Epstein - Apple Records Brian Epstein, The Beatles Manager and a force behind the groups early success. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ...


Production: George Martin - Geoff Emerick For the author, see George R. R. Martin. ... Geoff Emerick (born 1946) is a recording studio audio engineer, who is best known for his work with the Beatles albums Revolver, Sgt. ...


See also: History of the Beatles - Discography - Bootlegs - Long-term influence - Beatlemania - Beatlesque - Fifth Beatle - Paul Is Dead - British Invasion - Classic rock era - Mahesh Yogi The Beatles were a hugely successful band in the 1960s, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey), with global sales exceeding 1. ... My Bonnie / The Saints, by Tony Sheridan & The Beatles, the first Beatles record to be released. ... The Beatles are one of the most bootlegged bands in music history. ... The Beatles influence on rock music and world culture was -- and remains -- profound. ... Beatlemania is the name of various tribute groups dedicated to singing songs from The Beatles. ... Beatlesque (pronounced ) is a term used to describe rock and pop bands and musicians who make music similar to that of The Beatles, a British rock-pop music band from the 1960s. ... The Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. ... Cover of a magazine about the infamous Paul Is Dead hoax. ... The appearance of The Beatles on the The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964, marked the dramatic start of the British Invasion. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station broadcasting format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the mid-1980s. ... Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (born January 12, 1917) is the founder of the TM Movement. ...


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