Why all this fuss about blackbirds?

Because no other bird has a song written about them by the Beatles. Paul McCartney has given differing, contradictory statements regarding both his inspiration for the song and its meaning. In one of these scenarios, he has said he was inspired by hearing the call of a blackbird one morning when the Beatles were studying Transcendental Meditation in Rishikesh, India.

Red-winged Blackbird Photograph by Scott Bourne

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