Filming of the “Ebony And Ivory” promotional video (solo version)

Thursday, February 11, 1982
Timeline More from year 1982
Elstree Studios, London, UK

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From beatlesonfilm:

Paul recorded two versions of his hit song “Ebony & Ivory” – the duet with Stevie Wonder and a solo version.
Now with Paul being Paul he also decided to make a promo video for the solo version of the song, so on this day at London’s Elstree Studios he filmed this second promo for his song. Strangely this lovely promo remains commercially unavailable and unbelievably wasnt included in its deluxe release.

The other “Ebony & Ivory” video, directed by Barry Myers, sets its theme in a prison atmosphere. Cutting back and forth between the image of Paul singing the song and the prison scenes, it shows how the tension between a gaoler and one of the prisoners is resolved by “freedom” through the the prisoner’s gaining his medium of the song. Beautifully photographed, it includes a prison yard scene which was shot at the old Royal Mint in London.

From Club Sandwich N°26, 1982

Last updated on May 10, 2020

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