But the First Prize goes to …


This documentary movie, as reviewed today in the Guardian:

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles; Sgt Pepper and Beyond

Just imagine for a moment what that might be like. If you were making it, what might it include?

Well the review tells us that there is a ten minute sequence about the cover – without showing the cover. But the real Prize is awarded because the makers did not have access to any of the music. Not one song.

Yet they still made a two hour film.


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

4 thoughts on “But the First Prize goes to …

  1. just so long as The BeeGees aren’t involved

  2. I’d forgotten that ‘classic’! Years ago I had a friend who worked at A&M and sent us albums, including that crap. I can’t remember anything about it now – was it a musical? Who else was on it? It wasn’t a movie was it (she used to send Supertramp too …)

  3. Here’s another cracker. The BBC using the ‘Summer of Love’ to tell a crap story about (almost) nothing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38904513

  4. i can just imagine the dope smoking semi naked flower adourned hippies with their Pukka Pies at half time……..RED CARD for this article i reckon for abuse of ‘summer of love’………..

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