Nowhere Man (song)

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"Nowhere Man"
Single by the Beatles
B-side"What Goes On"
Released
  • 3 December 1965 (1965-12-03) (UK Rubber Soul album)
  • 21 February 1966 (US single)
Format7-inch record
Recorded21–22 October 1965
StudioEMI, London
GenreFolk rock[1]
Length2:44
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s)George Martin
The Beatles US singles chronology
"Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out"
(1965)
"Nowhere Man"
(1966)
"Paperback Writer"
(1966)

"Nowhere Man" is a song by English rock band the Beatles. It was first released on the Parlophone version of the band's 1965 album Rubber Soul.[2] It was released in North America as a single in 1966. It was also later released on the North American album Yesterday and Today. The song was written by John Lennon, but listed as Lennon-McCartney. It was one of the first Beatles songs that were not about romance or love.[3] John Lennon wrote the song about himself.

Personnel[change | change source]

According to Ian MacDonald, the line-up on the Beatles' recording was:[4]

References[change | change source]

Sources[change | change source]

  • Gilliland, John (1969). "The Rubberization of Soul: The great pop music renaissance". Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Unterberger, Richie (2009). "Rubber Soul [UK]". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties (Second Revised ed.). London: Pimlico (Rand). ISBN 1-84413-828-3. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)