Paul McCartney and Jane Asher on holiday in Switzerland

March 6 - March 20, 1966
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Klosters, Switzerland

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For No One

Officially appears on Revolver (UK Mono)

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On March 6, 1966, Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Jane Asher flew to Switzerland for a two-weeks holiday. They rented a chalet in the mountains about half a mile from the town of Klosters.

During their stay, Paul started thinking about the new Beatles album and wrote the song “For No One“.

They flew back to England on March 20, 1966.

I wrote [For No One] on a skiing holiday in Switzerland. In a hired chalet amongst the snow.

Paul McCartney – Interview with Playboy Magazine, 1984

I can remember more about writing Revolver than recording it. I was in Switzerland on my first skiing holiday. I’d done a bit of skiing in Help! and quite liked it, so I went back and ended up in a little bathroom in a Swiss chalet writing ‘For No One.’ I remember the character in the song – the girl putting on her make-up.

Paul McCartney – From “The Beatles Anthology” book, 2000

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Last month. Paul jumped in his Aston and headed towards Central Europe — mainly for some skiing in Switzerland. He thought it would be a good idea to motor, because if he was too easily recognised in one place, he could move on to another town.

From The Beatles Monthly Book – April 1966
From The Beatles Monthly Book – April 1966

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