Day Tripper

Song composer(s)

Lennon, John / McCartney, Paul

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Single : Beatles (1965)
"Yesterday"... and Today : Beatles (1966)
The "In" Beat : Sandy Nelson (1966)
The Vontastics (1966)
Wade in the Water : Ramsey Lewis (1966)
Single : Otis Redding (1967)
Otis Redding Live in Europe : Otis Redding (1967)
Fever Tree : Fever Tree (1968)
Souled Out : Various Artists (Vontastics) (1969)
Kapt. Kopter And The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds : Randy California (1972)
The Beatles 1962-1966 (1973)
Past Masters Vol 2 : Beatles (1988)
The Otis Redding Story : Otis Redding (1989)
Radio One : Jimi Hendrix (1989)


A John Lennon song.

Original UK Beatles single, released on the 3rd December 1965, was a double A sided single w/ We Can Work It Out. It became the Beatles 10th consectutive No. 1 in the UK

In the US it was released, on the 6th Dec 1965, with We Can Work It Out as the A side and Day Tripper as the B side.

Lennon in an interview in 1980 said the following about the song, "That's mine, including the lick, the guitar break, and the whole bit. It's just a rock 'n' roll song. Day trippers are people who go on a day trip, right? Usually on a ferryboat or something. But it was kind of - you know, 'you're just a weekend hippie,' Get it?"