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So punishing were taxes for the young, self-employed and successful in 1966 that George Harrison wrote Taxman, the Beatles’ protest against the supertax imposed by Harold Wilson’s Labour government. Harrison later explained that it became the lead song on the album Revolver “when I first realized that even though we had started making money, we were giving most of it away in taxes.”

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