Good Morning, Good Morning (Lennon/McCartney)

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Good Morning, Good Morning (Lennon/McCartney)

During the recording of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, John had become quite lazy. Paul was cracking the whip to get the others into the studio, while John often sat at home and watched TV in bed. Song ideas came from anything which was immediately available to him – he rarely ventured out of the house. Such is the case with Good Morning Good Morning, the chorus of which came from a television commercial for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes.

The Corn Flakes jingle

The main jingle of the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes commercial that inspired “Good Morning Good Morning”: “Good morning good morning, best to you each morning. Sunshine breakfast, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, crisp and full of fun.”

Personnel

  • John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, backing vocal
  • Paul McCartney – bass, lead guitar, backing vocal, bass drum
  • George Harrison – rhythm guitar, backing vocal
  • Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  • Barrie Cameron – saxophone
  • David Glyde – saxophone
  • Alan Holmes – saxophone
  • John Lee – trombone
  • Sounds Incorporated – brass
  • Uncredited session musicians – trombone and french horn

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