What Goes On (Beatles song)

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"What Goes On"
Single by the Beatles
A-side"Nowhere Man"
Released
  • 3 December 1965 (UK Rubber Soul album)
  • 21 February 1966 (US single)
Recorded4 November 1965
StudioEMI, London
GenreRockabilly
Length2:50
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Lennon–McCartney/Starkey
Producer(s)George Martin
The Beatles US singles chronology
"We Can Work It Out" / "Day Tripper"
(1965)
"What Goes On"
(1965)
"Paperback Writer"
(1966)

"What Goes On" is a song by English rock band the Beatles. It was first released on the band's 1965 album Rubber Soul. It was also released as the B-side for the 1966 North American single "Nowhere Man". It also was on the North American album Yesterday and Today. It was the only song John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr wrote together.[1][2]

Personnel[change | change source]

Personnel per Ian MacDonald[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sheff 2000, p. 178.
  2. Miles 1997, p. 275.
  3. MacDonald 1994, p. 176.

Sources[change | change source]

  • MacDonald, Ian (1994). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties. New York: Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 0-8050-2780-7.
  • Sheff, David (2000). All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-25464-4.
  • Miles, Barry (1997). Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now. New York: Henry Holt & Company. ISBN 0-8050-5249-6.