Cartoon Beatles from Magical Mystery Tour booklet“Flying”, from the 1967 release Magical Mystery Tour, was the first song credited as being written by all four members of The Beatles. The writing credit is attributed to “Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr”. It’s a simple 12-bar blues chord progression instrumental track, though it does include some chanting.

It was rare for The Beatles to record instrumentals, and it was also rare for a song to be credited to all four members of the band.

“Flying” was originally titled “Aerial Tour Instrumental”.

One Response to “What was the first song credited as being written by all four Beatles?”

  1. MarkSpizer Says:

    great post as usual!

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