Beatles' 'We Can Work It Out' was a team effort

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The Beatles took questions at a press conference in Bloomington.
Photo courtesy of Bill Carlson

Today's Morning Edition music is from the song "We Can Work it Out" by the Beatles, which was No. 1 on the U.S. pop chart 50 years ago Tuesday.

It was one of the more collaborative compositions by the band in that era. Paul McCartney wrote the beginning part about a troubled relationship. John Lennon helped him come up with the more philosophical middle section. And George Harrison suggested that part be played in a three-four waltz meter.

It was the sixth straight single released by the Beatles to reach No. 1 in the U.S.

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