Filming "Hey Jude", "Revolution" promo films

Wednesday, September 4, 1968 • For The Beatles
Timeline More from year 1968
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

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While at the film studios, David Frost taped an introduction to the clips to use on his Frost On Sunday programme, giving the viewers the illusion that The Beatles were playing live on his show and fooling the Musicians’ Union into believing that no miming was involved. On the promotional films, an orchestra was present and The Beatles had their instruments, but it was only the lead vocals that were actually live – and even they were taped on top of the existing vocals on the track, to guard against mistakes.

Miles, Barry. The Beatles Diary Volume 1: The Beatles Years (Kindle Locations 8109-8112). Music Sales. Kindle Edition.

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