Rocky Raccoon (Lennon/McCartney)

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Rocky Raccoon (Lennon/McCartney)

Guardians Of The Galaxy inspiration

The character of Rocket Raccoon from the Marvel comic and feature film Guardians Of The Galaxy was named after Rocky Raccoon. Other references to the song’s lyrics were used in various story titles featuring Rocket such as “Now Somewhere In the Black Holes of Sirius Major There Lived a Young Boy Named Rocket Raccoon” from The Incredible Hulk #271 (May 1982), which featured Hulk helping Rocket stop a villain trying to steal “Gideon’s Bible” – a book that contained the sum of all knowledge on the Loonies colony.

Incredible Hulk #271, first appearance of Rocket Raccoon

Incredible Hulk #271, first appearance of Rocket Raccoon


“Couldn’t you guess? Would I have gone to all that trouble about Gideon’s Bible and all that stuff?” – John Lennon, answering the question of the origin of Rocky Raccoon


  • Paul McCartney – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • John Lennon – backing vocals, harmonium, 6-string bass, harmonica
  • George Harrison – backing vocals, bass
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • George Martin – honky-tonk piano

Release history

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