Saturday, May 16, 2009

Outtake of the Week: "Blackbird" (Rehearsal Take)

This footage of Paul rehearsing "Blackbird" was featured as a part of a short film promoting the Beatles' company Apple Corps. It was recorded on June 11, 1968, the same day that he recorded the final master version of the song. Paul's girlfriend Francie Schwartz sits to Paul's right and George Martin confers with him at the end to ask why he seems to have changed the song's structure (Paul had played it so many times at this point in front of the camera that he "forgot the format").

Next installment: May 23

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