3: Penny Lane – and the ‘other song’ to which it is inextricably linked!
In this chapter in our podcast series, we explore the genesis of this song and the characters that inhabit Paul McCartney’s memories of his childhood days in Liverpool. We also examine the songwriting elements that make Penny Lane so compelling – including what is called a ‘truck driver’s modulation.’
The third thread in our podcast narrative covers the ‘other song’ that is inextricably linked to Paul’s song, Penny Lane. Get ready for a surprise here!
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Thanks to the Library of Congress for this episode’s image.
This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.