"It doesn’t matter about people not liking our records, or not liking the way we look, or what we say. You know, they’re entitled to not like us. And we’re entitled not to have anything to do with them if we don’t want to…" [x]
Paul McCartney and John Lennon, 1964
George Harrison and his son Dhani at their house in Maui.
Here, There and Everywhere is a song written by Paul McCartney. In his biography Many Years From Now, McCartney said the song is one of his favourites. John Lennon reportedly told McCartney it was “The best tune on the album” and said in his 1980 Playboy interview it was “one of my favourite songs of the Beatles.” It was ranked the 4th greatest song of all time by Mojo in 2000. Inspired by the Beach Boys’ album Pet Sounds, McCartney wrote the song at Lennon’s house in Weybridge while waiting for Lennon to wake up. “I sat out by the pool on one of the sun chairs with my guitar and started strumming in E,” McCartney recalled. “And soon I had a few chords, and I think by the time he’d woken up, I had pretty much written the song, so we took it indoors and finished it up.” x