|"Think for Yourself"|
|Song by the Beatles|
|from the album Rubber Soul|
|Released||3 December 1965|
|Recorded||8 November 1965|
"Think for Yourself" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. It was first released on the band's 1965 album Rubber Soul. It was written by the band's lead guitarist George Harrison. Some people think that the song tells the listener to think independantly in a political way, but it can also be seen as a love song. The song had influences from Bob Dylan. The song also has a fuzz bass played by Paul McCartney.
Personnel[change | change source]
According to Ian MacDonald:
- George Harrison – lead vocals, electric guitar
- John Lennon – harmony vocals, Vox Continental organ
- Paul McCartney – harmony vocal, bass, fuzz bass
- Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine, maracas
References[change | change source]
- Miles 2001, p. 215.
- Lewisohn 2005, pp. 69, 200.
- Guesdon & Margotin 2013, p. 288.
- Leng 2006, pp. 18–19.
- Inglis 2010, p. 6.
- Guesdon & Margotin 2013, pp. 288, 289.
- MacDonald 2005, p. 178.
- Fontenot, Robert. "The Beatles Songs: 'Think For Yourself' – The history of this classic Beatles song". oldies.about.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
Sources[change | change source]
- Miles, Barry (2001). The Beatles Diary Volume 1: The Beatles Years. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-8308-9.
- Lewisohn, Mark (2005) . The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962–1970. London: Bounty Books. ISBN 978-0-7537-2545-0.
- Guesdon, Jean-Michel; Margotin, Philippe (2013). All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release. New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal. ISBN 978-1-57912-952-1.
- Leng, Simon (2006). While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard. ISBN 978-1-4234-0609-9.
- Inglis, Ian (2010). The Words and Music of George Harrison. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. ISBN 978-0-313-37532-3.
- MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties (2nd rev. edn). Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 978-1-55652-733-3.