Monday, April 8, 2019

Lost Beatles "Top of the Pops" clip unearthed in Mexico

From the BBC:

An 11-second clip of the Beatles' only live appearance on the Top of the Pops, which was thought to have been be lost, has been unearthed in Mexico.

The silent snippet is all that exists of the Fab Four miming to Paperback Writer on the BBC pop show in 1966.

The original tapes were not kept, but it was recorded by a viewer filming their TV set with an 8mm camera.

The footage was shot by a family in Liverpool and eventually fell into the hands of a collector in Mexico.

...A missing episode of Top of the Pops from 1969, featuring an early cut of The Beatles' promotional video for their single Something, has also been discovered.

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