20 May, 1966 - Shooting Promo Films For Paperback Writer/Rain

The mania made it pretty difficult to get around, and out of convenience we decided we were not going to go into the TV studios to promote our records so much because it was too much of a hassle. We thought we'd go and make our own little films and put them on TV.


Toward the end of May, 1966, the band created promo films for their upcoming double A-side single Paperback Writer/Rain.

Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg - who would later direct Let It Be - the promos were filmed in the grounds of Chiswick House, West London. Although shot in colour, they were broadcast in black and white when they were seen for the first time by audiences on BBC TV’s Top of the Pops.

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