There are some seriously spooky coincidences in Beatles history. Here are two: The classic Beatles song “She’s Leaving Home” — a composition which the late Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Ned Rorem called “equal to any song that Schubert ever wrote” — was written by Paul McCartney after he came across an article in The Daily Mail about a 17-year-old runaway.
The connection is temporal—a coincidence of timing. That's not to say, however , that music, as the grand diversion and inspiration, was not more than welcome at such a time in America. But, surely, the fresh nature of the Beatles' creativity was irresistible, regardless of time or place.