Lennon, McCartney struggled over how to start 'Eight Days a Week'

Meet the Beatles
The Beatles take questions at a press conference in Bloomington, Minn. The Fab Four played only one show in Minnesota.
Courtesy of Bill Carlson 2007

Today's Morning Edition music is from 50 years ago Tuesday, when the Beatles had another song at the top of the U.S. pop chart.

It was the first song that John Lennon and Paul McCartney brought into the studio unfinished. They had trouble figuring out how to begin the song and finally made the unconventional decision to start with a fade-in.

"Eight Days a Week" set a record, which still stands. It was the seventh song by the same artist to reach the top of the U.S. pop chart over the course of one year.

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