YOUR NIGHTLY VIDEO: The Beatles — ‘I Read the News Today, Oh Boy’

By: Greg Mitchell

Whether you are still at the office trying to meet a late deadline, or merely working/relaxing/wasting time at home, we thought you might enjoy a little break every night with a short video. So watch this space every night or early morning. We will post music videos but also some newsy or comedy stuff. You can send along your own picks to the e-mail address below, and various E&P staffers will also make their own picks.

If you like this idea, please let us know, or it’s outta here.

Our fourth offering (following Leonard Cohen/U2, a Springsteen rarity and Tony Snow meets Stephen Colbert) is one of the few famous songs that actually, or at least almost, mentions a newspaper, and we’d “love to turn you on” to it.

Of course, we are referring to The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life,” with its classic opener, “I read the news today, oh boy.” Here’s a rare video, and have fun looking for Mick, Keith, Clapton, Donovan and all the rest (no Ben Bradlee, unfortunately).

One E&P wag suggests that an updating would change “He didn’t notice that the light had changed” to “He didn’t notice that the site had changed.”

Click here to watch.

Coming next week: some trippy newspaper TV ads.



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