55 years ago they released their song “Hey Jude” in the UK — Radio Concerto Chile

On this day in the year 1968 AD the Beatles Released in the UK his single Hey Judethe first single from Apple Records, which is owned by the quartet.

credit to John Lennon and Paul McCartneyThe song is a ballad that evolved from “Hey Jules”, a song written by Paul McCartney to comfort Lennon’s son Julian after his parents’ divorce.

Hey Jude It is one of the great books the Beatles which has been included in lists of the best songs of all time.

In 1968, after John Lennon and his wife, Cynthia Powell, divorced over Lennon’s affair with Yoko Ono, McCartney went to see Cynthia and their common son with Lennon, Julian.

Paul said: “We’ve been good friends for many years, and I think it’s a bit of a stretch to think of that Unwanted people And get them out of my life.”

Cynthia recalls: “I was quite surprised when Paul arrived alone one afternoon. I was touched by his concern for our safety. […] On the way here he composed Hey Jude In the car. I will never forget Paul’s interest in coming to see us.”

Paul McCartney and John Lennon | Getty Images

to Hi Jules to Hey Jude

The original title was Hi Julesand aims to comfort Julian from the pain caused by his parents’ divorce.

I started with the idea of ​​”Hey Jules,” which was Julian, Don’t make it bad, take a sad song and make it better (Don’t mess with it, take a sad song and make it better). Hey, try to deal with this terrible situation! I knew it wouldn’t be easy for him. I’ve always felt sad for children in divorce cases… and when I got there, I already had the idea for the song. I changed it to “Jude” because I thought it looked better.”

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Julian Lennon found out that the song was written for him some twenty years later. Of his relationship with McCartney he commented, “Paul and I used to be together for much longer than Dad and I had been together. We had a wonderful friendship and there seem to be more pictures of Paul playing with me than there are of my dad.” dad.”

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