10 Things You Didn't Know About the Beatles' Music

Composer and engineer Scott Freiman deconstructs the band's work and unveils some little-known facts

3. The Bridge on 'A Day in the Life' Was Inspired By 'Hey Joe'

Paul McCartney was a big fan of Jimi Hendrix from the guitarist's arrival in the U.K. Hendrix's "Hey Joe" directly inspired the descending bridge on "A Day in the Life"; Freiman identifies it as a "quadruple plagal cadence." 

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