52 Years Ago The Beatles Invented Music Videos

posted by Jeff K -

It was on this day in 1966 when the Beatles invented music videos.... sort of.

In Britain, the "Paperback Writer" single was promoted with Michael Lindsay-Hogg directing four promotional films for the song shot on 19 and 20 May 1966. On the first day they recorded a color performance at EMI Studios, for The Ed Sullivan Show, which was shown on 5 June, and two black-and-white performance clips for British television. The latter was shown on Ready Steady Go! and Thank Your Lucky Stars on 3 and 25 June, respectively. On 20 May, another color film was made at Chiswick House in west London. The Beatles mimed to the song, and they were shown in and around the conservatory in the grounds of the house. Watch it below.

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