Filming of the “So Bad” promotional video

Late 1983

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From Club Sandwich N°32, 1984:

Before filming started on ‘The So Bad’ video, we needed a photographic session with Linda, Paul, Ringo, and Eric taking pictures of each other. Paul, Ringo, and Eric hammed it up in front of the camera for Linda, then they each had a turn photographing her. The pictures were enlarged to bigger than life size. These were to be used as the background with Linda, Paul, Ringo, and Eric in front of their own photographs.

There were two cameras used during the video filming. Besides the main camera which concentrated on the staged shots another camera recorded all the background activity. These were the scenes showing Linda taking pictures with her 8 x 10 inch view camera, Paul with another camera, Eric with a little snap shooter, and Ringo on one of the video cameras. ‘So Bad’ ends as it started — as a photographic session. Click! Click! Click! Click!

From puremccartney.com – PAUL ON THE SET OF THE ‘SO BAD’ VIDEO SHOOT, EWART STUDIOS, LONDON, 1983
From smoothradio – Ringo Starr, Eric Stewart, Linda and Paul McCartney filming a video for ‘So Bad’. Picture: Getty
From smoothradio – Ringo Starr, Linda, Eric Stewart and Paul McCartney filming a video for ‘So Bad’. Picture: Getty
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