One thing he said, really resonated with me. Paul said that unlike other bands of their day, they DID NOT stick to one tried and true model when writing songs. That's why each of their songs is so unique. Paul himself was very interested in all types of music and did a lot of study of various styles. So did the other members of the band. They enjoyed infusing their songs with the influences they were studying -- African rhythms, British Musical Hall, Church Music, Baroque string quartets, Middle eastern instrumentals and modal patterns, avant guard music, ideas that became acid rock and many more styles.
Paul tells a cute story about one song that he has to modify a bit now if he uses it in a show. He gets embarrassed if people think that the song was written about being high on drugs. He explains that "No, it's about being high on LIFE --- I have grandchildren now!"
My brother practically made me become a Beatles fan. I was only 7 when we first saw the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. Since then, I still have a soft spot for a good Beatles tune. Here is a list of Beatles songs I have made into Easy Piano Solos. Enjoy!
All You Need is Love from the Magical Mystery Tour 1967
Yesterday from Help! 1965
Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da from the White Album 1968
I Will from The Beatles 1968
Eight Days a Week from Beatles for Sale 1964
Here There and Everywhere from Revolver 1966
And I Love Her from A Hard Day's Night 1964
Eleanor Rigby from Revolver 1966