The Beatles - Rubber Soul
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6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
According to Paul McCartney, “plastic soul” was a term used by black musicians in the early 1960s to describe the faux R&B music produced by white singers, such as himself, Mick Jagger and many more. According to Beatles chronicler Mark Lewisohn, he mentioned this on tape after the Fabs had recorded a take of their own plastic soul classic I’m Down, in 1965. When the band were looking for a title for their next LP, they put a twist on this phrase.