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The songs were credited to whoever wrote them. Lennon and McCartney wrote the bulk of the group's songs, but George Harrison and Ringo Starr were also songwriters. The Beatles recorded cover versions of other people's music until 1965, then again in 1969 during rehearsals for the Get Back project, released as Let It Be.

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Q: Why are the Beatles' songs only credited to McCartney and Lennon?
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