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Song facts: Your Mother Should Know

On August 22nd 1967, the Beatles recorded a new Paul McCartney song Your Mother Should Know, for their forthcoming LP and film Magical Mystery Tour. During the film the Beatles wore white tuxedos, descending a staircase, as the music plays - see video below.

McCartney reportedly wrote the song based on a line from the screenplay for A Taste of Honey.

Recording

Your Mother Should Know was recorded over the course of four sessions on August 22nd and 23rd and the following month on September 16th and 29th. The master take was recorded on August 22nd. Take 16 was released on Anthology 2 in 1996. 

 Personnel

  • Paul McCartney – lead and backing vocals, bass, piano
  • John Lennon – backing vocals, Hammond organ
  • George Harrison – backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  • George Martin – producer
The Beatles rehearsing Your Mother Should Know for Magical Mystery Tour, 1967.

The Beatles rehearsing Your Mother Should Know for Magical Mystery Tour, 1967.