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Paul McCartney wrote this after fixing the roof on his farm in Scotland. McCartney said the song was "about the hole in the road where the rain gets in, a good old analogy."
This was the first time The Beatles used a studio other than one owned and operated by their record label EMI. The takes in this new studio - Regent Sound Studio, located in Tottenham Court Road, London - were numbered 1-3. They returned to Abbey Road the next day however, recording "A Day In The Life
." (thanks, Matt - Lancaster, PA)
It was rumored that this was about heroin, as in "getting a fix." There is no truth to this rumor.
George Harrison became annoyed at the number of times Paul re-recorded vocals for this song, later saying he did almost nothing during the recording of the album but sit around all day listening to Paul singing the words "Fixing a hole" all day. (thanks, Jonathon - Clermont, FL)
Bass Player Scott Edwards
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."
Don Brewer of Grand Funk
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
This all-female group of country rockers were on their way to stardom in the '00s, with a Starbucks deal and major label backing.