The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is considering one of the greatest albums of all time. But did you know that one track by Paul McCartney was specifically written for Frank Sinatra? Well it turns out it was When I’m Sixty-Four.
According to The Beatles’ Anthology, Paul said: “When I wrote When I’m Sixty Four I thought I was writing a song for Sinatra.
“I wrote [that] when I was sixteen. It was rather tongue-in-cheek and I never forgot it.
“I wrote When I’m Sixty Four vaguely thinking it would come in handy in a musical comedy or something.”
While Sinatra never sang When I’m Sixty Four, he did cover McCartney’s famous track Yesterday.
Interestingly, McCartney’s favourite Beatles album is 1967’s Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Back in 1991, he said on TV: “I’d pick Sgt. Pepper’s, meself, because I had a lot to do with it.
“It wasn’t entirely my idea but to get us away from being The Beatles I had this idea that we should pretend we’re this other group.”
Admitting he loves all the Beatles albums, he added: “I’d choose that if I had to.”
Lennon said: “The Pepper myth is bigger, but the music on the White Album is far superior, I think.”
Meanwhile, a new documentary film focused on the recording of their final album Let It Be has been delayed to next year.
The Beatles: Get Back was set to hit cinemas in September but has been postponed to August 27, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is behind the project which features unseen footage from the Let it Be sessions in January 1969.