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"That’s mine,” said Lennon. “The guitar lick, the guitar break, and the whole bit.” He didn’t play Day Tripper’s solo though; George did.
Lennon played his parts on his ’64 Rickenbacker 325 – the guitar presented to him in Miami on the band’s first US tour. George apparently used a Gibson ES-345 on the song.
‘Day tripper’ was a reference to people who took drugs, dressed hip and raised hell at the weekend, then went back to respectable 9 to 5 jobs on Monday morning. Lennon was basically taking the mickey out of