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When I'm 64
The Beatles
Sgt Pepper
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Information
Released 1967
Genre Rock
Language English
Source The Beatles: Rock Band
Available 9 September 2009
Playable in
The Beatles: Rock Band
Difficulty
Band 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Bass 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Drums 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Details
Male singer
3-part Harmonies



When I'm Sixty-Four is a song by The Beatles

Paul McCartney wrote the music for this when he was about 15, and used to play it when The Beatles were still known as The Quarrymen. He put lyrics to it later in honor of his father's 64th birthday.

McCartney wrote and sang the lead vocals on this song which asks if a woman will still be with him when he got older, when he was 64 years old. On May 17, 2006, Paul and his then wife, Heather Mills, separated, finalizing the divorce in 2008. McCartney turned 64 on June 18, 2006, so the answer to his musical question with regards to Mills, would be no.

John Lennon said of this: "I would never even dream of writing a song like that."

George Martin arranged this in the style of a 1920's big band, which came to be known as "retro-rock." McCartney's vocal was sped-up a bit to add to the effect.

This was the first song recorded for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

This was used in the Robin Williams movie The World According to Garp.

This was a favorite of The Beatles at their early club shows, where they were required to play for hours. When their amps overheated, they would sing this around the piano.

Julian Lennon, John's son, recorded a version of this that was used in 2002 commercials for Allstate insurance. This was not typical of Julian, who usually shied away from his father's legacy.

The title is also the name of a BBC television show starring Paul Freeman and Alun Armstrong as two older men who fall in love with each other. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)

A reference to this song appeared in the movie Shanghai Knights, starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. In the scene where Roy O'Bannon (Wilson) is fantasizing about his future family and life with Chon Lin, he mentions his kids' names: "Vera, Chuck, and Dave." (thanks, Brittany - Virginia)

In opening scenes of the 2007 musical Across The Universe, the main character, Jude, has his ticket stamped to New York by an elderly man who says that he would have left the city sooner when he was young, but he is now 64 and still working at the shipyard. It's a definite reference to McCartney's song that didn't make it into the movie, which features only Beatles songs.

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When I'm Sixty Four - The Beatles Rock Band - Expert Full Band02:56

When I'm Sixty Four - The Beatles Rock Band - Expert Full Band

ON-DISC
THE CAVERN
Boys  • Do You Want to Know a Secret  • I Saw Her Standing There  • Twist and Shout
ED SULLIVAN SHOW
A Hard Day's Night  • Can't Buy Me Love  • I Wanna Be Your Man  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
SHEA STADIUM
Eight Days a Week  • I Feel Fine  • If I Needed Someone  • I'm Looking Through You  • Ticket to Ride
BUDOKAN
And Your Bird Can Sing  • Day Tripper  • Drive My Car  • Paperback Writer  • Taxman
ABBEY ROAD '66-'67
Getting Better  • Good Morning  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds  • Sgt. Pepper / With a Little Help from My Friends
Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows  • Yellow Submarine
ABBEY ROAD '67-'68
Back in the U.S.S.R.  • Dear Prudence  • Hello, Goodbye  • Hey Bulldog  • I Am the Walrus  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
ABBEY ROAD '68-'69
Birthday  • Come Together  • Helter Skelter  • Here Comes the Sun  • Octopus's Garden  • Revolution  • Something
ROOFTOP CONCERT
Dig a Pony  • Don't Let Me Down  • Get Back  • I Me Mine  • I Want You (She's So Heavy)  • I've Got a Feeling
ENCORE
The End
DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
INDIVIDUAL TRACKS
All You Need Is Love
ABBEY ROAD
Maxwell's Silver Hammer  • Oh! Darling  • Because  • You Never Give Me Your Money
Sun King / Mean Mr. Mustard  • Polythene Pam / She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End  • Her Majesty  • Medley
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
Fixing a Hole  • She's Leaving Home  • Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!  • Within You Without You
When I'm 64  • Lovely Rita  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)  • A Day in the Life
RUBBER SOUL
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)  • You Won't See Me  • Nowhere Man  • Think for Yourself
The Word  • Michelle  • What Goes On  • Girl  • In My Life  • Wait  • Run for Your Life


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