US single release: Paperback Writer

Eleven days prior to its UK release, Capitol Records issued The Beatles' single Paperback Writer/Rain in the United States.

The single topped the US charts, although its two-week stay at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 was ended by Frank Sinatra's Strangers In The Night.

Paperback Writer was the only song from 1966 to be performed by The Beatles during their final US tour in August 1966.

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