Talk:Ticket to Ride

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Is it just me or is this song in A 435 or at least slightly tuned down? AdamBiswanger1 03:06, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Title of the song[edit]

What happened to the theory that it was originally called "Ticket to Rye"? Where'd "Ticket to Ryde" come from? Gordon P. Hemsley 16:13, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

God damn I feel young[edit]

I'm confused, did albums consist of -multiple- vinyl records? Records appear to only have 2 songs, one on each side, but an album has over a dozen songs.

Albums play music beacuse a needle hits bumbs and ridges along the groove (I'm not exactally an expert). Adding songs to a side is possble simlpy by condensing the space between the grooves, so instead of one song taking up a whole album side, many song (up to 6 or so?) fade into one another with short pauses in between. 22:54, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Albums are called LPs, and are 12" in diameter versus 7" for 45s. LPs also play at 33 RPMs, while 45s play at 45 RPMs —Preceding unsigned comment added by Muchachos (talkcontribs) 16:51, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

First heavy metal song[edit]

Yeah, right. There is nothing whatsoever metal-like about the song, even by 1965 standards. The Kinks, for example, did a much heavier song in 1964, "You Really Got Me." I'm pretty sure that when Lennon made this remark, he was kidding. He also may have been expressing his rivalry with McCartney, who did a genuine proto-metal song, "Helter Skelter". marbeh raglaim 15:01, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

I've certainly heard of Helter Skelter being one of the first, if not the first metal song, but as for Ticket to ride, that's ridiculous. And before we even dispute this claim, we should at least find out if Lennon really did say that. AdamBiswanger1 15:46, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

The article has a pretty specific citation to an interview with Lennon, so I'm pretty sure he did make the remark. I'm not saying it shouldn't be in the article, though I did remove a sentence that claimed Lennon's remark was accurate. (The claim was both POV and false.) marbeh raglaim 18:26, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

well, we should get our fingers on ozzy, then we would know the answer ;) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:27, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

You guys, I have the Rolling Stones magazine, the one with the 500 top songs in history, and it's written there that John said that... I'm quite sure they have sources (talk) 21:11, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Lennon, in the infamous two-part Rolling Stone interview at the end of 1970, referred to the song as "heavy", not heavy metal. A lot of music in the late 60s - early 70s was referred to as "heavy", eg 'In-a-Gadda-da-Vida', 'White Room', etc, but that term should not be construed as meaning the same thing as "heavy metal". Radiopathy •talk• 21:16, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, Ticket to Ride sounds nothing like heavy metal. I agree. C.Syde (talk | contribs) 01:06, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

"The way Ringo played the drums"...[edit]

Although I would refer to myself as some sort of Beatles expert, it wasn't until just now I realized what John meant when he used this phrase. At first, I thought it meant that John regarded Paul's contribution to the creative process as being of no greater value than Ringo's(meaning: very small value, indeed.), but what he's doing is crediting Paul with the rhythm pattern(obvious, isn't it?).

Still, McCartney recalls it was co-written, and gives Lennon 60% of it.-- (talk) 08:57, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

I very much like the way Ringo plays the drums in that song. Someone the Person (talk) 04:14, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

By 'creative process' I mean writing.-- (talk) 03:07, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Meaning of "ticket to ride" section[edit]

The unsourced entries in this section should be deleted. I'm going to do so but wanted to give some notice here so other editors would have a chance to add citations first. — John Cardinal (talk) 17:38, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

I accept this meaning: "a phrase coined by Lennon about the cards indicating a clean bill of health, handed out to Hamburg prostitutes in the 1960s (Don Short to Steve Turner)[4] (the Beatles played in Hamburg early in their musical career, and "ride/riding" being slang for having sex)." Homecoffee (talk) 03:59, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Update: I have removed the unsourced entries and edited the content from a list to a paragraph of prose. — John Cardinal (talk) 12:32, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

paul on lead guitar?????[edit]

when was that dicovered, isn't that book years old, and it never appeared here before, i also never heard of that before, and especially since they NEVER played songs live where george hasn't played the lead in the studio, for example on you can't do that lennon played his solo live, and i can't think of this information being right now dsicvoered on a book that is some years old, were the pages glued together or what. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:00, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Top of the Pops performance[edit]

The article says that the only footage of the mime performance of Ticket to Ride is a 15 second clip on Doctor Who however YouTube has the full clip of the mime: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:09, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

That's a promo film they made, not the Top of the Pops performance.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 12:35, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

John's guitar[edit]

I couldn't find any reference on the wikipedia page for Rickenbacker to a 325 12 string model. If such a thing ever existed and John did play it on this song, the cross reference should exist. Bwanab (talk) 02:09, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

FWIW, Rickenbacker made a one-off 12 string version of the 325 for Lennon in 1964; he plays it on 'Every Little Thing', and there is a citation for it out there somewhere, but I can't comment about 'Ticket to Ride'. Radiopathy •talk• 03:12, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

wrong fact[edit]

I know this not a big deal or anything like that just this line "The song features a coda with a different tempo that extends the song's length past three minutes, the first Beatles single ever to do so", She's A Woman was released as a single in late 1964 and it is 3 minutes and 4 seconds. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jongudni (talkcontribs) 03:07, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

August 25/26 edits[edit]

Phew! I did some copious editing on this page today - much of it undoing what I'd done! I was thrown by most of the references in the article not being in what I understood to be the standard Wikipedia format, & I made an effort to migrate all of these non-standard references to standard format before cluing in in to how the format I was unfamiliar with operated. I then reverted the article to the edition directly before my first edit, & after replacing new info I'd added earlier - updating the Carpenters' version/ adding Other Versions - I saved the article. As far as I know the references are all now formatted as they were prior to my first edit of the day.--Cherrylimerickey (talk) 03:18, 26 August 2015 (UTC)