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Soundtrack Of Your Life blog, February 2024
#1064263 added February 19, 2024 at 5:31pm
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"A Hard Day's Night" - Peter Sellers
He might have been a bit of an unlikeable, high-maintenance PITA in real life, but there's no getting away from the fact that Peter Sellers was an outstanding, and I mean OUTSTANDING performer and entertainer. He really was something else. This clip is something I only found on YouTube recently after seeing it aeons ago. It's one of those things that you begin to wonder if you imagined it, as you can't find it and no-one you mention it to has the first idea what you're talking about.

So here it is.


TONIGHT'S FEATURE PRESENTATION

PETER SELLERS
is
SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER
performing as Shakespeare's
RICHARD III
in a spoken-voice performance of The Beatles'
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT




And, even though it's nothing to do with music, here's some more classic Sellers material from YouTube. From the meaningless, content-free, soundbite-laden drivel of the Party Political Speech (and this was in 1958!):



to a 1950s American-style travelogue about a grim part of London in "Balham, Gateway To The South" (though it's apparently been gentrified these days):



And if you can't quite make out who the dignitary was who visited the factory where they put the holes in toothbrush handles, it was the Ooni of Ife. (And before you ask, Ife is in south-west Nigeria).

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