Doctor Robert (Lennon/McCartney)

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Doctor Robert (Lennon/McCartney)

Written about a New York doctor named Doctor Robert Freymann, a 60 year old, German physician who was famous for prescribing generous amounts of amphetamines to famous people. Freymann once boasted that he could name 100 famous names in 10 minutes of people who used his services. Some books credit Dr. Robert as being Dr. Charles Roberts, but that name was only used as an alias for one of Andy Warhol’s actresses to protect another doctor who practiced the same type of medicine. The real Dr. Robert died in 1987 after losing his license in 1968 and removed from the NY State Medical Society in 1975.

Personnel

  • John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonium
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
  • George Harrison – lead guitar, maracas, backing vocal
  • Ringo Starr – drums

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