Strawberry Fields Forever
The Beatles
Beatles 1967 Strawbery Fields Forever 45

Let me take you down
'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967
  • single released Feb 13, 1967 with "Penny Lane" on the A-side
  • peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles chart in 1967
  • the song was the first track recorded for the group's 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but was released as a single instead and then later included on Magical Mystery Tour
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #76 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • from the album Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
  • Strawberry Field was the name of a Salvation Army Children's Home near Lennon's childhood home in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool
  • the working title of the song was "It's Not Too Bad"
  • on the record:
         John Lennon - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, Mellotron, bongos
         Paul McCartney - bass, vocals, Mellotron, electric guitar, timpani, bongos
         George Harrison - electric guitar, svarmandal, timpani, maracas
         Ringo Starr - drums, percussion
         Mal Evans - tambourine
         Neil Aspinall - guiro
         Terry Doran - maracas
         Tony Fisher, Greg Bowen, Derek Watkins, Stanley Roderick - trumpets
         John Hall, Derek Simpson, Norman Jones - cellos
  • written by John Lennon, credited to Lennon/McCartney
  • "Strawberry Fields Forever" was written by Lennon in Spain while he was making the film How I Won the War
  • Lennon: "Strawberry Fields was psychoanalysis set to music"
  • Lennon has stated in interviews that it is one of his favorite Beatles songs
  • produced by George Martin
  • recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London
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