Celebrating John’s birthday today…
During his time in Almeria Spain filming How I Won the War (September 1966), a villa that John Lennon rented had wrought-iron gates resembling those of a children’s home called Strawberry Field in his Liverpool neighborhood. This inspired him to write the song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. His original handwritten lyrics bear these lines (later replaced with ‘No one I think is in my tree’).
“There’s no one on my wavelength
I mean, it’s either too high or too low
That is you can’t you know tune in…”
In a mere few weeks (one month after his 26th birthday) John would find someone completely in tune with his wavelength – Yoko!
John returned to London from Spain after filming on November 3, 1966
and met Yoko four days later.
Source: The Beatles Lyrics, Edited by Hunter Davies – Little. Brown 2014
Look! Someone is in my tree!