I read the news today oh boy, About a lucky man who made the gradeAnd though the news was rather sadWell I just had to laugh I saw the photograph.He blew his mind out in a car,He didn’t notice that the lights had changed.A crowd of people stood and stared,They’d seen his face before,Nobody was really sure, If he was from the House of Lords [Some say ‘House of Paul’].I saw a film today oh boy, The English Army had just won the war,A crowd of people turned away,But I just had to look, Having read the book. I’d love to turn you on(McCartney sings) Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up I noticed I was late, Found my coat and grabbed my hat Made the bus in seconds flat Found my way upstairs and had a smoke, Somebody spoke and I went into a dream.(John Lennon sings) I read the news today oh boy,Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire.And though the holes were rather small,They had to count them all,Now they know how many holes it takes, To fill the Albert Hall.
These are two very familiar faces to me: the young Pat Caffery. Jr [now calling himself Governor Chris Christie] at 2:30 is unmistakable and so is James Edmunds at 2:37 wearing white glasses, just as he is wearing white glasses here in this photo which he posted recently on-line:
“Of very few individual songs can it be said, ‘This changed the course of popular music.’ ‘A Day In The Life’ is one such song.
Recorded in January and February 1967, a large orchestra was assembled for the amazing additional flourishes and fills, although at first the 40 classically trained musicians struggled with the concept of what they were being asked to play.
George Martin and Paul conducted the orchestra and helped to create a finished track that was more than just different, it was utterly unique. Starting from John’s beautiful song, the end result was something simply unbelievable.
As you can see from the film, this was no ordinary recording session. The classical musicians, who had been asked to wear evening dress, took it upon themselves to wear fake noses, funny hats and generally enter into the spirit of the occasion. Filmed between 8pm and 1am with guests including Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the occasion provided some of the inspiration for what transpired during the recording and filming of ‘All You Need Is Love’ for the Our World project.