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Hello, Goodbye

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“Hello, Goodbye”
“Hello, Goodbye” cover
Single by The Beatles
B-side "I Am The Walrus"
Released 24 November 1967 (UK)
Format 7"
Recorded Abbey Road Studios:
2 October–2 November 1967
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:27
Label Parlophone (UK)
Capitol (US)
Writer(s) Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles singles chronology
"All You Need Is Love"
"Hello, Goodbye" / "I Am The Walrus"
"Hey Jude"

That's another McCartney. An attempt to write a single. It wasn't a great piece. The best bit was at the end, which we all ad-libbed in the studio, where I played the piano. Like 'Ticket To Ride,' where we just threw something in at the end.

—John Lennon, 1980

'Hello Goodbye' was one of my songs. There are Geminian influences here I think-- the twins. It's such a deep theme of the universe, duality-- man woman, black white, high low, right wrong, up down, hello goodbye-- that it was a very easy song to write. It's just a song of duality, with me advocating the more positive. You say goodbye, I say hello. You say stop, I say go. I was advocating the more positive side of the duality, and I still do to this day.

—Paul McCartney, 1994

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