Hello, Goodbye (Version 4)

Promotional film • For The Beatles
Timeline This film has been released in 1967
Release date:
Dec 07, 1967
Filming date:
Nov 21, 1967
Filming location:
Norman's Film Productions, Old Compton Street, London, UK

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Hello, Goodbye (Version 1)

1967 • For The Beatles • Directed by Paul McCartney

Hello, Goodbye (Version 2)

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Hello, Goodbye (Version 3)

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In November 1967, The Beatles created three promotional clips for “Hello, Goodbye”:

  • The first one (Version 1) shows the Beatles dressed in their “Sgt. Pepper” uniforms, apart from a brief cut-away where the group are wearing their 1963-era matching collarless suits.
  • In the second one (Version 2), the Beatles mime the song dressed in more conventional attire and with the stage backdrop depicting a rural setting.
  • The third one (Version 3) combines footage from both the previous two versions, as well as some completely new footage.

Directed by Paul McCartney and filmed on November 10, these clips couldn’t be broadcast in the UK due to the Musicians Union’s ban on miming on television. However, on November 23, the BBC found a way to showcase the song on TV, by using footage from The Beatles’ 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night“.

To mark the “Hello, Goodbye” single going to number 1 in December 1967, the BBC created another film (Version 4), combining their own additional footage and recent footage of the band editing their upcoming project, “Magical Mystery Tour” captured on November 21, 1967. This film was released in the 2012 deluxe edition of “Magical Mystery Tour.”

From the press release of the 2012 deluxe edition of “Magical Mystery Tour”:

“Hello Goodbye” (3m 24s), as featured in Top of the Pops 1967

The Beatles allowed the BBC to film them in the edit suite where they were working on Magical Mystery Tour. This was then turned into a promo by the BBC, who shot their own additional footage. It was then broadcast on Top of the Pops to mark the “Hello Goodbye” single going to No 1 in December 1967.


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