Wednesday, March 7, 2012

John Wayne Meets Paul

John Wayne presents the Beatles with their Grammy for Best Original Score for "Let It Be." This entire clip is fascinating for too many reasons to list here (but the joking going on is pretty edgy even for 1971, don't you think?), but I will point out a few things. First, why is Paul hiding out in the back? Why is he wearing sneakers and a sweater? Aside from him, this looks like a meeting of The Establishment, and he may have wished to draw a pointed contrast with how young and counter-culture he was. Linda looks different than in her Wings days, and Paul sure doesn't have much to say. Lots of questions from this video, with no answers, just a curious clip. Remember, this was a year after the Beatles had broken up. Anyway, it's definitely worth watching.

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