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The mysterious 'train song' from the Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night'
The mysterious 'train song' from the Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night'

There’s growing debate in Beatles fan circles over whether an untitled, unidentified recording that’s been available for half a century is or isn’t the work of the Fab Four themselves. The track in question, featured prominently in the 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night,” is now being referred to as “the train song.” It’s the raucous rock instrumental that comes blaring out of Ringo Starr’s transistor radio as he and his mates try to enjoy their ride through the English countryside despite the protestations of an older passenger who reminds them that “I travel on this train regularly—twice a week, so I suppose I have some...

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