Promo films for "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" as presented on The Hollywood Palace.Beatles on Hollywood Palace.mov
Beatles on Hollywood Palace.m4v
Can anyone remember an airing of the "Strawberry Fields" clip on TV (maybe Bandstand?) where the host asks two kids in the audience, a boy and a girl, what they think of the "new" Beatles. The girl responds "Boy they've changed and I don't really like it..." while the boy says something like "I think it's the greatest thing I've ever seen!" Would love to see that clip if anyone knows where to find it. Thought it was on the Anthology, but I couldn't locate it. Thanks!
September 28, 2006 at 12:56 PM
Wow. That's one for the "Faux Paul" crowd. Did you notice that everytime the words "...nothing is real" were sung, they did a close-up on Paul... Coinkidink? I think not!
September 30, 2006 at 08:22 PM
No, this is not a live performance––you wouldn’t have been able to hear ‘em over the screams. Instead, the Beatles showed two short promo films for their latest songs, “Penny Lane,” and “Strawberry Fields Forever.” These are basically music videos before there were music videos, and they’re mildly trippy and psychedelic. As usual, the host doesn’t know how to respond to them, though the girls in the audience do. A blast from the 60s.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
Christine Hennig |
October 12, 2006 at 09:20 PM
Doug: I remember seeing that clip. It was aired as a part of an ABC special about the Beatles several years ago and, yes, not on the Anthology series.
March 12, 2007 at 09:08 PM
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