Beatles song based on Bach?


None of The Beatles had a background in classical music. 

George did learn one classical 'party-piece' in his early teens, which he then taught to Paul. They knew it was by J.S. Bach but would only later learn that it was BourrĂ©e from the E Minor Lute Suite.

Paul also discovered that they had been playing the original inaccurately. His version was in essence a variation on the BourrĂ©e This would be the starting point for Blackbird, a song he confesses he still finds hard to play

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