What Goes On (Lennon/McCartney/Starkey)

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What Goes On (Lennon/McCartney/Starkey)

What Goes On originates from the Quarry Men days and had been considered as a followup single to Please Please Me. It is the only Beatles song credited to Lennon-McCartney-Starkey although early pressings of the U.S. Capitol single omitted Starkey from the songwriting credit.


“About five words, and I haven’t done a thing since.” – Ringo, on his songwriting contribution


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

Release history

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