After Years Of Debate About “In My Life,” A Math Professor Proved Who Really Wrote The Beatles Song

The Beatles are undeniably one of the most important bands in the history of music. Unsurprisingly, then, the four piece can lay claim to having created some brilliant tracks. And a tune entitled “In My Life” among this collection of musical masterpieces. Taken from Rubber Soul, “In My Life” is often hailed as one of The Beatles’ greatest ever songs. But ever since the track’s release in 1965, confusion has reigned over which of the Fab Four was responsible for its composition. However, two particularly academic fans have now put the debate to rest; and they did so using nothing but pure math. Here’s a look at their discovery.

Initially inspired by the early sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, The Beatles formed in 1960 in their hometown of Liverpool, England. The band then cut their teeth playing the Hamburg and Merseyside circuits. And by 1962, the core line-up had been settled. The final ensemble, of course, consisted of frontmen Paul McCartney and John Lennon, guitarist George Harrison and drummer Ringo Starr. Success was to follow shortly thereafter, too. Indeed, guided by manager Brian Epstein, the band scored their first hit that same year with “Love Me Do.”

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