Australian singles charts:
The double-A-side single Hello Goodbye / I Am the Walrus entered the Kent charts on 9 December 1967 and was a #1 hit. It was #10 on the Top 100 of 1968.
Hello Goodbye is a non-album single, while I Am the Walrus is on the Magical Mystery Tour EP, album and television film.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney
McCartney said that the lyrics of Hello, Goodbye take duality as their theme. The song originated when, in response to a question from Beatles aide Alistair Taylor about songwriting, McCartney sat down at a harmonium and asked Taylor to say the opposite of whatever he said.
Lennon wrote I Am the Walrus to confound listeners who had been affording serious scholarly interpretations of the Beatles’ lyrics. He was partly inspired by two LSD trips and Lewis Carroll’s 1871 poem The Walrus and the Carpenter.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello,_Goodbye and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_the_Walrus
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