Here’s some good Beatles news today, oh boy.
A film chronicling the recording of the classic Beatles song “A Day in the Life” has been restored and unleashed on the Internet like a particularly vivid flashback to tickle your brain.
The clip offers plenty of insight into the circus-like recording of the song, featuring an orchestra in goofy disguises, a tambourine-rattling hippie chick or two, Paul McCartney dressed in every color known to mankind and a few that aren’t, and a bird flying in the sky (which surely signifies something) or at least probably seemed to before the acid wore off.
The footage also showcases the guests who showed up for the recording, including Donovan, Michael Nesmith and The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. (The latter appearance is somewhat ironic, as Richards recently trashed “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” the album which featured the song, as “rubbish.”)
The video for the 1967 track was restored as part of the deluxe version of the Beatles greatest-hits collection “1.”
Turn on, tune in and watch it all unfold in the video.