Lost footage of The Beatles has been found in a bread bin in Wales. The film was found during the clearance of a house, and sees the Fab Four being interviewed in Cardiff in 1965.
The footage has now been valued at around £10,000.
The lost footage has been described as a “great find” by Paul Fairweather from Omega Auctions.
The footage sees John, Paul, George and Ringo joking around with the interview, before breaking into a rendition of ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’.
Additional footage found, from 1967, show The Beatles talking about the spiritual figure Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and about their relationship to his readings.
Speaking in response, John Lennon said: “Of course it’s not a cult and if we didn’t take it seriously we wouldn’t be here.”
A third recording has also been found, also valued at £10,000, which sees Lennon playing an acoustic version of ‘God’, a solo song he released post-Beatles.
“All four Beatles are in fine form throughout both of the Cardiff films, laughing and joking, while the interviewer tries to remain serious,” Fairweather remarked of the tapes.
“The sound and image quality is fantastic. I expect these have never been seen since 1965.”
However, another collector and music enthusiast, David Chandler, contacted Kaleidoscope, and handed over a series of 8mm film reels.
The Beatles- Behind the Scenes of ‘All You Need is Love’ TV Set
When the Beatles represented the United Kingdom during Our World, the world’s first live global TV linkup in 1967, Geoff Emerick had the responsibility for making it all work.
When the Beatles represented the United Kingdom during Our World, the world’s first live global TV linkup in 1967, a lot was at stake as they delivered “All You Need is Love,” a song specially written for the moment. An audience of 400 million people were watching, members of the Rolling Stones and the Who were in the studio, and the resulting recording was to be released on vinyl just days later.(Ultimateclassicrock)
But, as Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick told Uncle Joe Benson on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show, the responsibility for making it all work out fell on the shoulders of “two young kids” – himself, aged and his even younger assistant Richard Lush.
“The idea was, after the session, when we did that, we were going to mix it that night – by this time it was like half-past two in the morning. It was going to go down to the factory to be processed and it was going to be on the shops on the Thursday. But we decided to come in the next day, to just have a rest from it and just check it to make sure. And sure enough, it sounded great. We did the mix in half an hour, possibly, and that’s the one that went out.”