I read somewhere recently, I think it was on the Band's website, that during a live performance of Hey Jude that the Beatles were singing in front of friends that towards the end of the naa naa naa naa's they started singing the lyrics to The Weight. Has anyone ever heard this? Is is recorded? I'll try to find the quote again, but maybe some of you have heard this. Man I hope it's true and available. Any insight?
Very unlikely. Singing Hey Jude live in front of friends? Even if it's true, it is probably a private party or something like that. Could be recorded of course, but I have never ever heard The Beatles doing a live performance of Hey Jude on bootlegs for instance. Should be a major find.
this is one of my all time favourite Beatle moments. When the crowd come up and join the band greeting The Beatles like musical messiah's , and that's what they were folks. What wonderful memories the crowd must have of that day, i bet they never tire of telling the story and showing this clip to their friends. Perhaps as some would say, we've maybe heard Hey Jude too much and Macca's voice is not as strong as it was here of course but when you see how much joy all the Beatles are having singing along to this majestic song and the joy from the crowd it evokes i never tire of this song and performance. As for the na na na na's i can't see or hear them changing the backing to Carry that Weight. This is from the Daviud Frost programme. It was pre recorded then sung live. Wonderful.
i'm pretty sure this was in the UK just by the look of the crowd. I love the drunk guy with the flower who apparently was invited in , he used to i think beg outside and The Beatles would see him. I also love the square looking guy with the glasses singing along . Here's some info which i've "borrowed " from The Beatles Bible ha ha. www.beatlesbible.com/1968/09/04/filming-hey-jude-revolution/
It may be interesting to note that during the promo video, Paul sings a line from The Band's "The Weight", which had come out in June of 1968 (three months before the promo was shot). At the 5:24 mark in this video, he sings, "Take a load off, Fannie", and then, at the 5:30 mark, he sings "Take the load off, Fannie, and put the load back on, baby".
It's also said that this song wasn't about Julian at all, but Paul singing about his breakup with Jane Asher.
this is fantastic footage, love the warm feelings with the two Georges, Harrison seems quite mischievous. Where did you get this rare footage from, again i can't recall it being on any official dvd packages.