The history of the Beatles has been told many times over and over again through the years. A new seven-minute video on YouTube by watchmojo.com, which you can see at left, tells it again. What’s interesting here, though, is that there seemed to be a standard of quality for including the clips, which are all either excellent or at least very good quality. The result is an interesting piece of viewing, even though you’ve seen most of it before.
The seven-minute video goes from the group’s beginnings in the Cavern through the breakup and into the solo years. Clips seen include “The Ed Sullivan Show,” the Beatles’ movies “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help!,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Let It Be” (George’s cryptic comment to Paul that “I’ll play what you want …”).
Also featured are several clips of videos and live performances from “The Beatles Anthology,” including “Penny Lane” and “Hey Jude,” plus Cirque du Soleil’s “Love” show and solo songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The well-edited video serves as a reminder of what a long, great trip it’s been. (Sorry, Grateful Dead.)