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The Beatles

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Psychedelic Rock
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  • 1967
  • 2012
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  • 1966
  • 1963

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“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!“ (also known as “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite”) is a song from the 1967 Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was composed primarily by John Lennon with input from Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon/McCartney. Lennon wrote the song taking inspiration from a nineteenth century circus poster for Pablo Fanque’s circus which he purchased in an antique shop on 31 January 1967 while filming the promotional video for the song “Strawberry Fields Forever” in Kent. Mr. Kite is believed to be William Kite, who worked for Pablo Fanque from 1843 to 1845. Read on...

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