The Beatles “Paperback Writer” followed the Rolling Stones “Paint It Black” as the number one song in the United States and all was right with the music world, at least in 1966.
“Paperback Writer” was primarily a Paul McCartney composition. It was written due to a family member’s request to not write another love song.
There has always been a question as to who played lead guitar on the song; McCartney or Harrison.
The song reached number one in a number of countries, including the United States for two non-consecutive weeks beginning June 25, 1966.