If I Needed Someone

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"If I Needed Someone"
Song by the Beatles
from the album Rubber Soul
Released3 December 1965
Recorded16 and 18 October 1965
StudioEMI, London
GenreFolk rock, pop rock,[1] power pop
Length2:23
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)George Harrison
Producer(s)George Martin

"If I Needed Someone" is a song by English rock band the Beatles. It was written by the band's lead guitarist George Harrison. It was first released outside of North America on the Parlophone version of the band's 1965 album Rubber Soul.[2] It was released in North America on the 1966 Capitol album Yesterday and Today.[3] It was played during the band's 1965 UK tour, meaning it was the only song played live by the band that George Harrison wrote.[4][5]

Personnel[change | change source]

According to Ian MacDonald, the line-up on the Beatles' recording was as follows:[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. O'Grady 1983, p. 94.
  2. Miles 2001, p. 215.
  3. Castleman & Podrazik 1976, p. 54.
  4. Unterberger, Richie. "The Beatles 'If I Needed Someone'". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  5. Rodriguez 2012, p. 6.
  6. MacDonald 2005, p. 168.

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