Friday, 22 December 2017

Beatles references in movies

In the previous posts from the SgtPepperChannel blog we have covered Beatles references in songs and cartoons TV series and today we will look at the cinema and TV films with references to the Beatles as well as any music featuring Beatles songs (covers included).

I have to admit that collecting these 200 (and over) references was almost an impossible task.
All the forums I consulted reported references without giving much explanation, nor whether it was a reference in the dialogue, either a song played during the credits or something that, whoever commented it, considered it a reference (people often make abstract considerations). Also, I have encountered a lot mistakes that wasted my time; and to make it worst Google places most of these blogs atop of the search; because of this as well as all the wrong mentions I got in the comments of the first YouTube collection, the realization of the second collection has been an extremely complicated job to complete.

Luckily the SgtPepperChannel is here to wipe away all those useless forums and replace them all  with this one: an accurate straight-to-the-point citation for each reference. No "bla bla bla" !
Before we start I need to point out two very important things:
1) Paul McCartney was a Beatles and the fact that he played with Wings doesn't change his status, so, if you hear songs from Wings do not be confused, just listen to the song and get on with your life.
I couldn't help noticing a certain level of hate in the comments regarding Wings songs. Of course none of the cowards that commented replied to my question: "What about John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy"? That's NO BEATLES either, and it came much earlier than Wings. Were you sleeping ?"
2) This is a movie collection ... not cartoons ... there's a video + blog for that. However, feel free to suggest any cartoon reference if you know any, just, please do not say: "you forgot ...", it sounds rude.


Video 1 - Movie list:

To be filled ...

SECOND MOVIE COLLECTION (another 100 clips)

Video 2 - Movie list in order of appearance :

Jimi: All by my side
My dinner with Jimi
The bank Job
Living is easy with eyes closed
National Lampooon's Vegas vacation
Angels of the universe
Breakfast club
Eight days a week
The big Lebowski
In Bruges
Love & Mercy
Now you see me 2
Little Manhattan
Father's day
Velvet goldmine
Brassed off
What a beautiful day
The million dollars hotel
Flash Gordon
To sir with love
Beverly Hills cop
Prick up your ears
Project Alf
Guns for hire
Ironman 3
Jersey boys
Rocky (
Sam's comics
The circle
Helter Skelter
Winning London
Wrongfully accused
Grand Canyon
Mr.Popper's penguins
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
Sausage party
Noel's fantastic trip
Happy feet
Mr Peabody & Sherman
Shrek 2
The point
Cloudy with a chance of meatball 2
El topo* (Sorry, this is a mistake !)
Twist and shout
Guardians of the galaxy vol.2
Helter Skelter (1976)
Norwegian wood
A bronx tale
Licence to drive (
American Gangster
A minute of silence
Coming home
Dinner for Shmucks
Evan almighty
I know what yo did last summer
Ghost Town
My girl 2
Miracle from Heaven
Sucker punch
The cat in the hat
The world according to Garp
Withnail and I
Across the universe
The killing fields
While we're young
The family way
The Magic Christian
Nuns on the run
Grosse point blank
Kubo and the two strings
Ethel and Ernest
Spies like us
Everybody's fine
Children of men
American beauty
Five corners
Time bandits
Lethal weapon 2
The strawberry statement
The out of towners
The Lennon report
The killing of John Lennon
Chapter 27
Turn me on, dead man
A pistol for Ringo
The return of Ringo
Ringo and his golden pistol
Various "Ringo" shortfilm
The Incredibles
Jonas Brothers
Lego Ninjago
Finding Nemo
Almost famous
Beatles (2014)
Can't buy me love
Pulp fiction
The Fifth Beatle

I have to admit that I found a lot of suggestions in the comments as well as corrections: there are two mistakes in the second video collection. One is just an editing mistake: the title at minute 36:27 should be “Licence to drive” and not “Prick up your ears”.

*The second mistake is the whole reference for the Mexican movie El Topo at minute 30:35, that clip is a (failed) sync experiment from a Youtuber called David Plate. That clip was saved and forgotten in my hard drive for years. The film received some financial support from John Lennon and was distributed across the United States through ABKCO Films, owned by Allen Klein. And that's the only Beatles connection I can make. I can’t tell if at the time the video description said it was an experiment, I probably should have suspected it. I apology about it.

Please note that this video is made with zero budget, that means the clips I used are the clips I found, some are not in English language, if my search didn't produced any better results is because I had to move on and search for other videos.


First full movie I want to share with you is the second listed on the second collection: My Dinner With Jimi, a 2003 comedy film about the Turtles visit to UK in 1967.

Here's just the scenes from My Dinner With Jimi featuring the Beatles compiled into one video.

The other Jimi Hendrix film featured in this collection is All By My Side here the scene of the movie where the Experience play Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in front of the Beatles and the real live scene from 1967 (watch both clips for comparison).

A very particular recent good fictional shortfilm called Snodgrass. It was produced a series of episodes for Sky One in 2013, but it stopped at the pilot episode. Probably the director exaggerated with the drama in the story and the excessive strong scouse accent given to John Lennon's actor makes it not so appealing for non-Beatles fans.
The video is available on YouTube, but I will share another upload since the first uploader keeps on modify the title in the video, often attributing things that has nothing to do with it (at some point it was titled "if John Lennon died in 1962").

And the other shortfilm from this collection that deserves its own spotlight is Turn Me On Dead Man, a 2009 Paul is dead parody directed by Adam Blake Carver. Watch out for the last song!

The next clip deserved a bit more of space than the 40 seconds from the main video collection. In the film Guardians of the Galaxy the song My Sweet Lord (written by George Harrison) has been used for two minutes long. Normally movies do not play music from the soundtrack for too long. I apology for the audio as it not the best on this list.

A clip with some Lennon music is from the animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman where Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) by John Lennon is featured in a sort of dog-father figure .... just watch.

Paul McCartney wrote the song In The Blink of an Eye appositely for the animated film Ethel & Ernest in 2016. Strangely , the beautiful song is only played at the end during the credit roll.
A similar thing happened for Spies like us (

This next clips doesn't feature directly Beatles music, but a choir of students singing Give Peace A Chance against police brutality. The film is called The Strawberry Statement.

Yet, another interesting credit roll is the one of Children of men where in the official released they used Lennon's Bring On the Lucie (Freda Peeple), and Tomorrow Never Know in an alternate ending (

Before moving on, I'd like to share the last clip with some real Beatles music:
In the opening of the film Dinner for Schmucks the song The Fool On The Hill is played.

Dixie is a character in the movie The Million Dollar Hotel. He believes he was the uncredited fifth Beatle and he wrote most of the fab four catalogue on his own. In this clip he sings a very interesting version of I AM THE WALRUS.

You can watch more clips with Beatles soundtracks from movie in full on my Bitchute channel:



Before sharing other full clips/films I would like to post the following clip.
The day after I published the second collection video I found a few more clips online: there is a movie from the 1992 called Secret, and it is filled with Beatles music and references.

Another one is this very bad produced film from 1984 called “Desperate Teenage Lovedolls", there are in total three Beatles references:
Ref #1
Ref #2
Ref #2

Also, in the movie "The Music Never Stopped" (2011) they mention the Beatles song "all you need is love"
The song is also played during the movie.

For the credit roll of the film "The Identical" from 2014, they used a terrible version of Ringo's "it don't come easy" -

Through, for many this has little to do with the Beatles, I believe that the Travelling Wilburys are as important as Wings and should deserve respect from Beatles fans. The song End of the line is played as the opening for the film Checking Out (1989).

And if you want see even more films, I created a playlist of all the films featuring the real Beatles along some of the biographical/fictional and trailers too.



At some point I had enough of reading “you forgot Across the Universe” in the comments that, even it is NOT a movie I included anyway (that may save the video a few dislikes). However Across the Universe is a musical … and a pretty bad one!
I haven’t watched it, but I tried …. It was just too damn boring for me, and the Beatles songs sounds terribly cheesy and out-of-place … the story revolving the song has nothing to do with what goes on in the film. (enough ranting!)
So, here’s a collection of Beatles musicals


I also created a collection featuring The Beatles Biography Movies, this is the list of movies.
This is a samples and short trailer collection of all the biographical movies featuring the Beatles played by other actors, or as parodies. Apart from BackBeat and Lennon Naked, all the trailers are edited or made appositely for this video.

Movie List:
Birth of the Beatles (1979) 
Nowhere Boy (2009) 
In His Life (The John Lennon Story) (2000) 
Lennon Naked (TV 2010) 
John & Yoko : a love story (TV 1985) 
The Hours And Times (1991)
Two of us (2000) : 
The Linda McCartney Story (TV 2000) 
Turn me on dead man (2009) part 1 and part 2 
The Rutles - All You Need Is Cash (TV 1978) 
The Rutles 2 - Can't Buy Me Lunch (TV 2004) 
Chapter 27 (2007) 
The Killing of John Lennon (2006)
As this collection was complied in 2014, the recent The Fifth Beatle animated movie is missing in the list, but yo can watch the trailer here :

Most biographical Beatles movies can be found in full on YouTube (you can use this playlist), but a few movies aren’t as easy to find. One of them is The Hours and Times, a fictional story based on the holiday John Lennon and Brian Epstein spent together in Barcelona in 1963. This is a clip from the movie:


This next clips is just an example how the name "Beatles" is pronounced in other countries.

Rocky’s clip is not very clean. I should have paused the video and show properly the poster on the wall. Here's a better quality screenshot


A bit too often the vultures from The Jungle Book are referred as a Beatles resemblance, but is it really so. They surely have a moptop hairdo and a silly scouse accent, but, during the film creation they lost part of the fab four appearance. For example, they originally were a rock’n’roll vocal group, then the beat song and the dancing got swapped with an a-Capella boring song and so other signatures that may have made those vultures more beatlesque.

Watch these two short clips about the vultures from The Jungle Book.


Thumbnails :

Friday, 24 November 2017


There are numerous documentaries about the Beatles that it is almost impossible to list them all; especially since 2013, at least two documentary films have been produced each year. I made a playlist of the few surviving documentaries on YouTube (which I am constantly updating), it starts with the first main Beatles documentary "The Long and Winding Road", a documentary co-produced by roadie Neil Aspinall and Apple Films:

Of course, there are a few must-watch Beatles documentaries that should be seen before watching any other documentary about the band; those films are: the "Anthology" from 1995/96 and John Lennon's "Imagine" from 1988.

I would suggest at least one Sgt.Pepper's documentary from the many that have been produced (you can find three of my favourite Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club documentary posted in this blog: and the recent “Eight Days A Week”, directed by Ron Howard .(

However, I'm here to share a couple of documentary that can't be found on YouTube ... or anywhere online (at least not easy to find, especially when the uploaders title them differently from the original/official name).

Beatles on Records 

The first is a documentary made entirely using audio interviews and music from the Beatles and George Martin called Beatles on Records produced by History Channel in 2009.
This documentary is also available on YouTube under the name Beatles in the studio and has Spanish subtitles.

Note: there is a little mistake at minute 3'25" when it comes to date the publishing of Please Please Me: 
PPM was released in March 1963, not January as this documentary says ....  

All You Need Is Cash 

Another pretty interesting documentary is “All You Need Is Cash” - Not to be confused with the Rutles film !
This is a Channel 4 (UK) documentary from 2007 about The Beatles' finances, tax & business deals from the early days to the present. Features interviews with Phillip Norman, George Martin, NEMS Director Geoffrey Ellis, documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, Geoff Wonfor, Lew Grade, May Pang and Beatles author Allan Kozinn.

These is the poster of Beatles on records (2009), All You Need Is Cash (2007) and Parting Ways (2010)

Parting Ways

"Parting Ways" is a 52 minutes documentary about the life of the Beatles after their split in 1970. Going in the order of John, Paul, George and Ringo, each of the Beatles is given a little over 10 minutes of air time in this film that seems to take a lot of liberties and uses a lot of stock film footage that was also used in Strange Fruit.

All Together Now

A less interesting but not notorious documentary is "All Together Now": a 2008 documentary on the creation and behind the scenes of the Cirque du Soleil stage production of "LOVE" and partnership between the remaining Beatles and families.

These are the posters for All Together Now and Cirque du Soleil.

Magical Mystery Tour documentaries

In August 2012, a deluxe edition of the Magical Mystery Tour was released in the US. Among the extras there was a 19 minutes documentary produced by BBC simply called “The making of the Magical Mystery Tour”. 

And another 2012 BBC production for the Magical Mystery Tour documentary is called Magical Mystery Tour Revisited (BBC Arena Special)This documentary is available to watch in the BBC website for UK residents but no one else, so, to make it visible to everybody, I uploaded on my archive channel.

And yet there is another interesting Magical Mystery Tour documentary called Magical Mystery Memories. Directed by Dave Lambert. With Tony Barrow, Tony Bramwell, Spencer Davis

All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music

The last one for now will be a TV special from 1975: All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music, featuring: Twist and Shout", The Cavern Club, The Beatles in Hamburg, The Beatles' 1965 US tour, Bobby soxers, Skiffle, Mersey Beat, Summer of Love, Jane Fonda's birthday party, "House of the Rising Sun", Apple Boutique, Monterey Pop Festival, "All You Need Is Love", "Eight Miles High", "More popular than Jesus", Brian Epstein's death.
Interviewees: Paul McCartney, Allan Williams, Brian Epstein, George Martin, John Lennon, Murray the K, Derek Taylor, Roger McGuinn, Mike Love, The Beach Boys, Carl Wilson, Donovan, Bill Graham (promoter), The Animals, Ravi Shankar, George Harrison, The Mamas & the Papas, Tommy Charles, WACI, Robert Shelton (Ku Klux Klan)
Scriptwriter: Derek Taylor
Directed by Tony Palmer
Original air date: May, 14 1977

If you have some more time to spare (of course you have!) check out The Beatles Diary from this playlist:

This blog page will be update from time to time with new embedded videos, so, make sure to visit it once in while.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Our World (TV special) 1967

Our World was the first live television production, which was broadcast worldwide on 25 June 1967 via satellite.
During the program events from around the world were shown, perhaps the Beatles sequence is the most popular of this TV show. Among the guests, singing the chorus during the performance, were members of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Moon and Graham Nash.
The Beatles were live at 8:54 GMT (that's amazing! How did they get John out of bed so early?!)
... and a special hand-clap for the Australians that got up at 4.50 AM ! ☺
More details can be found on Wikipedia :
and here :
... I'm more interested in showing the actual film, which speaks for itself.

Colour TVs weren't as common as today back in the 60s, so the program was broadcasted in black and white, however, in 1995, a colourised version was created for TV special The Beatles Anthology, using colour photographs taken at the scene as reference.

Some of the outtakes / base-track records can be found in the bootlegs "Magical Mystery Tour (Back to the basics)" available to download for free here:

Friday, 28 July 2017

Beatles references and appearances in cartoon TV Series and puppetry shows.

This blog will cover the content of the following videos:

Beatles references and appearances in cartoon TV Series
Featuring: The Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, Powerpuff Girls, CatDog, My Little Pony, Flintstones, Steven Universe, Teen Titans, Robot Chicken and many more.
NOTE: this is another upload, the one from my channel got deleted.

Beatles references and appearances in Puppet Shows
Featuring: The Muppet Show, Sesame Street/Sesame Tree (one is from US the other from UK), Spitting Image and more.

There are many blogs that treat subjects like Beatles references and appearances in songs, movies and general pop culture. However, these blogs usually only talk about it, except in a few occasions a link is thrown in, but most of the times they leave the actual reference to you to find. In the SgtPepperChannel blog and channel we covered most of the references in music and films, both with a 50 minutes video and this time we will look at all the Beatles references and appearances in cartoons from TV Series and puppets animations/sketches from kids programs. Making these sort of video is almost impossible to release publicly as copyright infringements usually ends up in taking the video down, in fact the YouTube upload lasted less than a week and was barely viewed (it got only 3000 views), so, one more time Google Drive comes at hand. This compilation contains the full episode of Celebrity Deathmatch, the unedited musicvideo of Ringo's song in The Powerpuff Girls, the extended scene of Ned Flander's Beatles collection (The Simpsons) and the unedited Mad Mod chase from Teen-TitansAnd it also contains the clips from the "Beatles on Puppet Shows". 
This blog is great if you want to share both subjects at once.
Let me apology on advance for any eventual mistakes or misspellings.


PS: I anyone of you knows why Google Drive doesn't upload this video in 720 pixel and also knows a solution, please, let me know how to fix it.

Not long after I uploaded the video on YouTube I received a suggestion in the comments, quoting Back At The Barnyar. I found this clip featuring an imaginary band called the The Weevils.

On JoJo's Bizarre Adventure many of the character's names are references to the Beatles. Example: Erina Pendleton's name is possibly based on a mispronunciation of Eleanor Rigby ;  Rubber Soul is named after the Beatles album Rubber Soul. ; Ghiaccio's White Album is named after the Beatles' album "The Beatles", nicknamed "White Album" by the fans ;  Lucy Steel's Stand is named after the song of the same name by The Beatles; and others ...See the full list here:
As all the episodes are in Japanese, it was too demanding to follow the whole episode(s) only to understand who is who and if the clip is worth to be used; also I had trouble distinguishing the references in the cartoon from the one in the comic book … it is just too much work for this animation series. 

A couple of months after this project was published, one of my favourite podcast presented a special episode dedicated to the references to the Beatles in the Simpsons cartoon. Unfortunately, I can’t embed the podcast to this vlog, so you will have to click this link to access it.

This podcast mentions a few clips missing from the main video of this blog.
A very funny one is the end of the credits in “D'oh-in' in the Wind” (S10E06) where homer said “I buried Flanders”.

The other is from “The Mysterious Voyage of Homer” (S08E09) quoting “goo goo g'joob !”

The main idea was to make a unique video for cartoons and puppetry, both because I wanted to keep the video to a certain length and also because many fonts complain that puppets are not animation.

But, since the YouTube upload has been deleted the two subjects will be blended into a unique video.
However part 1 of the video is just cartoons, part 2 is puppets.

An extended clip I could share is the one produced in 1988 by Spitting Image featuring Paul McCartney, The Who, The Rolling Stones and other rock stars. Somehow most of you find these clips from Spitting Image disturbing. So, maybe viewer discretion is advised.

 And here another puppets video recently suggested: Kermit The Frog - I've Got My Mind Set On You (2001) - MDA Telethon


I could have had included the entire episode of some cartoons like I did for Celebrity Deathmatch, but I was very concerned about the length of this video compilation, and anyway I already planned to create this blogpost and post here the most important episodes in full.
The first has to be the one of The Powerpuff Girls called "Meet the Beat Alls", the entire episode is a Beatles reference. The plot goes that the for villains joins together and becomes invincible so get called the Beat-Alls. You can check all the references in this video :

Another interesting cartoon that is not mentioned in the main collection is the episode number four two of the second season of BoJack Horseman called "After the Party". In this episode there is a very special guest: Paul McCartney! Indeed that’s Sir McCartney voicing himself.
The episode was aired on July 17, 2015.
Here’s the full clip: Paul’s scene is at the end.

And here's just the ending clip:

Same thing for the children cartoon Wonder Pets!. The episode "Save The Beetles!" has the fab four in beetle version as main characters throughout he entire video. The Beetles get stuck with their submarine among some seaweed and Wonderpets save them. The Beetles play a concert  to thank them. This cartoon is more suitable for a young public.

Another cartoon with "beetles" as main characters is Timon & Pumbaa in the episode "Rocky Mountain Lie". Sorry for the format of this video.

The next cartoons are (no wonder) from The Simpsons (Matt Groening is a big fan).
The one with most references is the first episode of season 5, "Homer's Barbershop Quartet". The plot resembles a in many aspects stories of the Beatles and in this episode George Harrison plays a cameo as himself in two scenes.

The next one is "Lisa is a vegetarian" with Paul and Linda McCartney as guest. Their scene is towards the end, and for this episode they used the song Maybe I'm Amazed in the credits.

If you listened closely at the music in the credits you may have heard some backwards voices. That's Paul reading a recipe for a really ripping lentil soup ! Here you can hear that message played in reverse.

The other Beatle to appear as voicing of own character is Ringo Starr. Ringo has the most lines between the three episodes ... well, as we know Ringo is a good actor. This is the episode number 218 ("Brush With Greatness").

The other Simpsons episodes with most references to the Beatles is "The Bart of War" (Season 14 episode 21). Bart and Milhouse break into Ned Flander's basement/Beatles Museum … and the wreck it.

Since I'm sharing full episodes here's a one with a short parody of the Beatles/Simon & Garfunkel performance at the Ed Sullivan Show made by Animaniacs. The trilogy episode (Season 3 Episode 15) has a reference in the name : "A Hard Day's Warner / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation".

Among these cartoons with reference to the Beatles in the title there is the episode "Every Little Thing She Does" of My Little Ponies (MPL).
I didn't watch this cartoon in full, I only looked at the transcription and didn't notice any important quote, so I guess it just doesn't have any direct reference at all (if you watch it and perhaps find anything relevant, please let me know, I will add it to this blog (or update the main video) :

If you would like to see in full some of the cartoons presented in this collection let me know in the comments. For now, I think these are the ones who need to be seen in full.

In case anyone of you is Italian, I have the clip from Detective Conan dubbed in Italian. And if you speak Spanish I have the clip from "Communuts" by Histeria! in Spanish.

An honorable mention goes to The Simpsons, Sesame Tree and Teletubbies doing the Abbey Road crossing.


This is actually the third time I made and published this video and every time it got blocked after reaching thousands of views, but, because it is an interesting subject I don't mind re-working on it. From now on this compilation will be my backup video.
If you would like sharing this video but you think it is too long, then there is a SUPERCUTS version too available !

If you know any other reference that wasn't listed here, please leave a comment (or leave it on the main YouTube video:


Скамейка (A Russian animation)

Most cartoons have a fan-based parody of Abbey Road, see what i mean:
Rick and Morty:
South Park:

Topo Gigio recorded a cover of Yellow Submarine and also played it live along with other Beatles songs,  just can't find the movie-clip, only the music.

We shouldn't forget that the Beatles, the American animated television series ran from 1965 to 1969 on ABC and a total of 39 episodes were produced.

There is an episode of the Simpsons where Homer and Milhouse sing Stand By Me to Bart. The Beatles were big fans of Ben E. King and jammed upon it during the Twickenham Session, also John Lennon made  it famous with his 1975 album Rock 'n' Roll.


The story of the episode number 222 of the Batman comic is about the alleged death of Paul McCartney. Here some screenshots from the book:
The is also a reference of the Superman comic book episode number 79:
One in the 1965 Strange Tales #130 :
One in Fantastic Four #34 (1965),  Animaniacs #12 (1996), Herbie #5, American Comics Group (1964) :
An imaginary comic about Mark David Chapman deserves to be mention too. The author of this picture is unknown:

… and I might even stop here. I could make an entire blog about Beatles in comic books.

I'll leave a link to four videos I made containing the whole comic book.

The Beatles Story in Comics (A Marvel Superspecial) :

The Yellow Submarine Comic Book:

The Fifth Beatle Comic:

Magical Mystery Tour EP Booklet:

And, since you are here, this is a slide-show video I made long time ago. It has all sorts of random animations and cartoony pictures.


This video/blog was brought you by Billy Shears of the SgtPepperChannel © 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017

The best documentaries on the Sgt.Pepper

Though all these decades numerous documentaries about the Beatles has been released and so a lot about the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
Recently, a new documentary on the Pepper year has been released and screened in the cinemas across the world. I'm talking about "It Was 50 Years Ago Today! (The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond)".

It Was 50 Years Ago Today! (The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond)
This documentary is a sort of continue of "Eight Days A Week", it starts with the ending of touring, followed by develop of the Sgt.Pepper's idea and into the studio recordings. It continues with the death of Brian Epstein, the formation of Apple and the trip to India.
Despite the title, this 2 hours film talks only shortly of the Sgt.Pepper album. At some point the conversation shifts onto Apple getting subject of the documentary completely off track, and only 6 minutes before the end it is flooded with quotes from the interviewees about random things while the video editor struggle to remind us that this is all about the Sgt.Pepper.

The interviews to the Beatles are all well known footages from the 60s, other interviewee includes Tony Bramwell, Julia Lennon, Philip Norman, Hunter Davis, Freda Kelly, jenny Boyd Pete Best and more.
It is poorly edited and does not contain Beatles music, but it has some very interesting curious facts to learn.
I will give it a 4 stars out of 5

In this blog I will give everybody the chance to watch it in the contort of your room.
So, sit back and enjoy the show.

If you need a share-link to post it on Facebook, use this post I created on my Facebook page, it has a nice thumbnail and video description.

Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall
On the 3rd of June this year BBC produced another Sgt.Pepper's documentary called "Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall". This documentary is particularly good. Much better than the above one; the host Howard Goodall guides us though each recording session of each song of the LP, reveals curiosities and analyses the musical structure of each composition. In this documentary you can hear a lot of audio clips from the recent Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Deluxe boxset.
Facebook link (with thumbnail and description):

It Was 20 Years Ago Today!
Last one [but this blog will be updated with more] a documentary from 1987 called "It Was 20 Years Ago Today!". It was released as the 20th anniversary of the album release and it is a masterpiece of documentary for that period. Strangely broadcasted only a couple of time on TV.
Facebook link:

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Saturday, 4 March 2017

Rare Beatles Videos Have Resurfaced On The Web

You may have noticed how hard is to find Beatles music not only on YouTube but all over the internet. Since the Beatles catalogue had an extension on its copyrights a lot of videos have been removed and a lot of channels have been shut-down. For example, of the SgtPepperChannel there have been three before. Thanks to the fair use law many channels like can still use some of their music and clips but some copyrights infringements are often detected causing the video to be muted or disable on some mobile devices, that why I opened another SgtPepperChannel channel, but on another platform called Vidme and I have other channels like on Dailymotion and Vimeo, but I am planning to transfer everything onto this new channel and use it as a main second channel.
This is the link :


The fights for Paul McCartney to regain the Beatles copyrights from Sony started in 2013 and will continue until 2018. They were famously purchased by Michael Jackson when he outbid McCartney $41.5m for The Beatles’ ATV Music catalogue in 1985. The Jackson estate sold its stake in the collection to Sony/ATV for $750 million last year.

It's been dubbed by the media as "Cliff Richard's Law", the change to copyright duration in sound recordings.
From 1 November 2013, The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013 came into force, implementing the provisions of Directive 2011/77/EU which extended the term of copyright in sound recordings from 50 to 70 years. The change came after years of political wrangling and means that performers are entitled to receive income for an additional 20 years. Additional measures were also included to improve performers' revenue.


Let's start with my best uploads from Vidme and
Seven videos definitely deserves to be mentions:

The Official "Two of us" videoclip directed by Matt White of Supergrizzly Ltd. in 2003 for Let it Be Naked. A pencil animation with footage from the Get Back session that has never been largely shown on TV or elsewhere.

When the Yellow Submarine film was restored in 2012 the scene of Beatles meeting the doubles and the song Hey Bulldog was added. However, there was an alternate opening for the song "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" and it was sung by Jeremy Hillary Boob PhD.
This scene is not included in the DVD as deleted scene.
Watch out for the first verse lyrics.

While the next clip is taken from the Beatles cartoon episode #35 produced by Al Brodax and also used in 1966 as a promo video for the double A-side single "Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine".
You can watch the full episode here :
A non song-along version of Eleanor Rigby was also included in the episode #37:

Paul McCartney has to say this regarding this song:
“ I was sitting at the piano when I thought of it. The first few bars just came to me, and I got this name in my head... 'Daisy Hawkins picks up the rice in the church'. I don't know why. I couldn't think of much more so I put it away for a day. Then the name Father McCartney came to me, and all the lonely people. But I thought that people would think it was supposed to be about my Dad sitting knitting his socks. Dad's a happy lad. So I went through the telephone book and I got the name McKenzie. ”

An alternated videoclip for "Rain", very different from the one made for the Ed Sullivan Show in 1966. #RobertFreeman

For the John Lennon Anthology in 1998, two videoclips were produced: "Working Class Hero" was created similarly to the scenes used in "Free as a bird" and "Whatever gets you thru the night" similar to the pencil animation on "Two of us" by using real Lennon drawings.

The next four clips were previously uploaded by RevolverTV (aka RevolverMusicVideo) first on YouTube, later on Dailymotion. As much as I know this videos comes from a TV studio archive. Sadly the owner of the channel passed away in 2015, his son took over the administration of the channel but, as most Beatles videos those were taken down too.
The first is a whole unedited take from a single camera of John and Ringo singing and playing throughout "Hello Goodbye". Only a second or two of this take were used in the final editing of the official video.

While this other one has some extra editing towards the end of the clip. Most of it is just the Paul, John, George and Ringo weaving at the camera.

The other one is a completely different video for "I Am The Walrus" made from outtakes.

There's also an alternate version of "Strawberry Fields Forever" (I apology for all the watermarks on the clips, this is how I found them originally, I didn't place it).

We don't talk much about Ringo Starr in this blog.
So, here a less know promo video he made for the song "Early 1970".
I guess the other three ex-beatles didn't appreciated those clips of them on his music-video.

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