Previously Unreleased Beatles Footage From 1965

May 20, 2016 5:00 am

This silent video filmed in a makeup room at a Manchester television station shows Paul McCartney and John Lennon goofing around before recording the TV special, The Music of Lennon & McCartney. The video was shot by Dawn Swane, who ran the station’s makeup department.The National Film and Sound Archive in Australia interviewed Swane about her interaction with Lennon and McCartney when they acquired her film collection. Swane said, “I was in the makeup room. And so we were having some champagne … And anyway, I don’t know if it was John or if it was Ringo, but they took the camera off me and said, ‘This is no way to use a camera,’ and they sort of jiggled it upside down and inside out a bit, and everybody was just mucking around. But that was great. I mean they were a nice group of people. They really were.”

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