US picture sleeve
|Released||13 February 1967|
|Recorded||29 December 1966 – 17 January 1967|
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"Penny Lane" is a song by the English rock band
The Beatles began recording "Penny Lane" in December 1966, intending it as a song for their album
"Penny Lane" was a top-five hit across Europe and topped the US
During the 1960s
"Penny Lane" was kind of nostalgic, but it was really a place that John and I knew; it was actually a bus terminus. I’d get a bus to his house and I'd have to change at Penny Lane, or the same with him to me, so we often hung out at that terminus, like a roundabout. It was a place that we both knew, and so we both knew the things that turned up in the story.
Lennon's original lyrics for "