By MIKE RICHARDSON The Beatles were teaching the Beatles’ “The Times they are a-changin'” to children, according to a new biography.
Beatle Paul McCartney said in 1969 he’d learned the song while living in the U.K. with his mother and stepfather, but was unable to play it with his friends because it was too tough.
It’s one of the only songs he ever recorded with his father, who died in 1974.
It was recorded during a concert by the Beatles in England in 1967, and was released as a single in 1968.
McCartney said he was “absolutely thrilled” to be able to perform the song in his own home and the U-K.
This is the first time that McCartney has acknowledged the song’s teaching role.
“I think there is a certain degree of responsibility that goes with being an author,” McCartney said at a news conference Monday, the Associated Press reported.
In a statement, the Beatles said they were “very proud” of the song. “
But it’s an opportunity that I’ve taken and I can definitely be proud of, I suppose, because of the positive response to it.”
In a statement, the Beatles said they were “very proud” of the song.
McCartney is survived by his wife, actress Karen McCartney, daughter Karen, stepson Michael and brother-in-law Paul McCartney.
The song was written by Paul McCartney and is now sung by the band.
McCartney’s mother, Mary, and stepson, Paul, were also members of the Beatles and have been credited with composing the lyrics.