2003 JANUARY 16 #016
Do you miss the variety specials of the 70's? Remember this one, "Beatles Forever" from 1977? Well, there's no wonder why you should. This one never hit a reissue on any format (including BETA). This special starred a ton of folks, but this performance by Anthony Newley (with his over-dramatic vocal stylings) take the cake. The video clip of this is a laugh riot in itself with Anthony's eyebrows doing most of the singing (as they move in a hypnotic motion that send you into a pure Zen state). It's also very important to note that while Anthony sings this song he is in a Grecian bath room, in a toga, fog covering the ground and there are ladies in waiting! I just wondered if any of the fab four caught this one on the tube in '77? I took the audio off a second or third generation video copy and cleaned it up a bit for you (but was that really necessary?!?) Tony Randall introduces the piece and I tagged on the ending of the special with Tony naming off all the stars that were on this travesty.
- Otis Fodder
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from the 1977 ABC TV Special, "Beatles Forever"