The Beatles White Album: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ legendary White Album, I’ve decided to post a vid from the recording sessions. As you know, the White Album has become synonymous with explosive creativity (nevermind the “self indulgent filler” as Rolling Stone calls its many transitional pieces) and has remained fresh to this day because of it’s violent refusal to be pigeonholed. (How do you classify an album that smacks of Tin Pan Alley, country-western, heavy metal, folk, nursery rhyme, blues and electronica?) 

Here, Paul goes through a demo of ‘Blackbird,’ which would become one of the album’s crowning acheievements. (I say “one of” because there are indeed many with this extraodinary piece of work.)

By the way … great shoes, Macca. 😉

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