If you like The Beatles or are a song writter you HAVE to listen to this interview with Mark Glickman, senior lecturer in statistics at Harvard University, who developed an algorithm to determine the authorship of “In My Life” and several other contested Beatles songs, by identifying what makes a song a John song or a Paul song. He joins science journalist Ira Flatow (PBS KQED) to discuss solving the mysteries of musical authorship with statistics.
Who Wrote “That Beatles Song? This Algorithm Will Tell You” recording:
Actual article on PBS KQED:
Katie Hiler is an assistant producer for Science Friday.