This is my second favorite Beatles song, right after A Day In The Life. I think the reason I like this song is because it feels like it could have been written about so many different people who I know. According to Wikipedia, this song was written as the result of Paul McCartney’s aunt daring him to write a song that wasn’t a love song. (Of course, Paperback Writer is kind of a love song. It’s the story of an author who loves money enough to write a dirty story about a dirty man.)
This video was filmed outside of the Chiswick House in London. Michael Lindsay-Hogg went on to direct the Beatles’s final film, Let It Be.