Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Day In The Life: Music Video

 The promotional video for "A Day In The Life" by the Beatles is fabulous. As it is, the song is rated the best Beatles song by Rolling Stone, so it only makes sense that it would have a trippy, star-studded video to accompany it! Most of the video (shot on February 10, 1967 during the recording of orchestration) contains clips recorded for a planned TV special and included shots of studio guests Anita Pallenberg, Donovan, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull, Marijke Koger of the Fool design collective, Michael Nesmith, Mick Jagger, and Pattie Boyd. Also in attendance were Brian Jones, Simon Posthuma (also of the Fool) and Graham Nash, though they aren't seen. I love how that dizzying amount of famous people are just hanging about, talking or laughing, like it's a party. It seems to paint a perfect portrait of the late sixties, 1967 in particular - trippy, psychedelic decadence enjoyed by a wilderness of stoned harlequins.

Anita Pallenberg


 Keith Richards

Marianne Faithfull

Marianne and Mick Jagger

Marijke Koger

 Michael Nesmith

Mick Jagger

 Pattie Boyd

Nerd that I am, I searched out an alternate extended version, which included a sequence of Pattie in a feather boa:

(Screen caps by me, with a little help from Fanpix on the super fast Pattie shots.)


Chrissie said...

Lovely! I love the song and everyone who makes a cameo in the video. Amazing photos as usual! Great Post!

naivebones said...

awh so beautiful! I love those shots of Patti Boyd :) They must have all been friends with eachother, so nice

Strawberry Freckleface said...

Ahhh love these shots!!

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beatlebuddy said...

patties looking fab in that boa
love always,
beatle buddy