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Possibly all of the Beatle references found in the Free As A Bird video

 

 

FREE AS A BIRD BEATLES REFERENCES

 

1.       The sound of a bird's wings is heard both on this video and on the original version of "Across the Universe."
0:00:10

2.       The opening sound effects and flight effects throughout could represent "Flying," "And Your Bird Can Sing," "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)," "Blue Jay Way," and "Blackbird."
0:04:06

3.       "In My Life," the lads as lads. Top row, John, George and Ringo. Bottom row Paul.
0:08:27

4.       Fly and butterfly may represent "Flying"
0:16:07

5.       More of the lads as lads. Left to right, Paul, John, Ringo, & George. There's an "Old Brown Shoe" in front of George.
0:17:14

6.       The cat. "I'm Only Sleeping"
0:21:08

7.       "Here Comes the Sun"
0:24:01

8.       Liverpool's River Mersey
There are places I remember. "In My Life"
0:28:12

9.       Royal Liver Buildings (pronounced Lye-ver)
0:29:11

10.   Liverpool Docks
0:32:22

11.   John Paul George & Ringo with the crowd in the "Rain"
0:39:04

12.   The Cavern Club. The bouncer has a flat top "Come Together"
0:48:13

13.   Its very hard to see the top half of the girl who's waiting in the doorway to enter the Cavern.
This leads some to tell her "I'm Looking Through You"
0:50:25

14.   The Beatles perform "Some Other Guy" at the Cavern
 0:54:21

15.   External Cavern. Police restrain fans from approaching the Beatles, and a girl who resembles Linda McCartney
1:02:03

16.   Strawberry Field, "Strawberry Fields Forever"
1:08:10

17.   John? Walking through Strawberry Field
1:10:18

18.   Silver Hammer Hardware Store, from "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
1:15:29

19.   See how they run, "Lady Madonna"
1:20:14

20.   Foreground: "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
Background: I am the eggman, "I Am the Walrus"
Above the Eggman's truck is a sign that says Ringo.
1:21:27

21.   Paul, Ringo & George cross the street
1:25:17

22.   Anybody got a bit of money? Ah ah, Mister Wilson, ah ah, Mister Heath; "Taxman"
1:27:29

23.   Ringo
1:29:14

24.   Paul
1:30:20

25.   George
1:31:15

26.   John
1:32:12

27.   At left, a barrow in the marketplace "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" At right, the barber, "Penny Lane"
1:34:18

28.   A pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray, "Penny Lane"
1:36:10

29.   And though she feels as if she's in a play, "Penny Lane"
1:39:21

30.   Every head he's had the pleasure to know. Notice photo of the Beatles in foreground of window.
"Penny Lane"
1:41:18

31.   The Barber, "Penny Lane"
1:44:22

32.   I'll have another cigarette, "I'm So Tired"
1:44:04

33.   "Help" on a sign in the window.
Mandy Rice-Davies & Christine Keeler, the ladies of the 1963 Profumo scandal in Britain.
Some have suggested that Rice-Davies, in the shiny black coat, may be "Polythene Pam."
1:48:16

34.   Ringo stands in the door of the "Penny Lane" bakery
1:52:15

35.   John & Yoko embrace in back of car, "Why Don't We Do It In the Road?"
1:54:04

36.   John, Paul, Ringo & George
1:56:01

37.   On the right, the future cover of Anthology 3
1:59:27

38.   In the centre, an early look at the cover of Anthology 2
2:00:20

39.   At the left, the cover of Anthology 1
2:01:17

40.   You say its your "Birthday." The cake has two digits on it, "When I'm Sixty-Four"
2:05:14

41.   George arrives at Apple headquarters
2:10:17

42.   Dr. Robert's office, conveniently located at 3 Saville Row
2:14:23

43.   Ringo has his camera
2:20:02

44.   A crowd of people stood and stared, including John. "A Day In the Life"
2:24:02

45.   He blew his mind out in a car. "A Day In the Life."
You were in a car crash. "Don't Pass Me By"
The license plate is either YEE 7 or YFE 7.
One suggestion was that it means "Wifey 7," and refers to the seven Beatle wives.
2:27:15

46.   He likes to keep his fire engine clean. It's a clean machine. "Penny Lane"
2:29:08

47.   Pretty policeman standing in a row, "I Am the Walrus"
2:30:20

48.   I go back to the top of the slide, "Helter Skelter"
2:39:02

49.   "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite"
2:40:00

50.   The ladder leads up to a leg disappearing where "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
2:45:01

51.   The flowers that grow so incredibly high "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds"
2:48:13

52.   "Piggies", also See how they run like pigs from a gun, "I Am the Walrus"
2:55:01

53.   Like a Lizard on a Window Pane, "Happiness is a Warm Gun"
2:58:18

54.   "Paperback Writer" and the clock reads 10:10, which is "One After 909"
3:02:29

55.   John, a bowl of shiny green Granny Smith apples, and the Beatles on Sullivan. Also a newspaper headline about 4,000 holes found in Blackburn, Lancashire, "A Day In the Life".
And a box of "Savoy Truffle." On the floor, to the right of the truffles, is a portrait of the Queen, "Penny Lane" & "Her Majesty"
3:09:08

56.   On the window, a picture of Chairman Mao "Revolution"
3:12:04

57.   A blue meanie peeks out while the man is "Fixing a Hole"
3:14:18

58.   On the left side of the street, being walked is "Hey Bulldog"
3:21:12

59.   Newspaper taxis appear "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds"
3:22:26

60.   She goes out "For No One, " and carrying pictures of Chairman Mao "Revolution" And Max, the Blue Meanie, does an encore. Sleeps in a hole in the road, "Mean Mr. Mustard"
 3:24:20

61.   John & Yoko waltz, from "I Me Mine" segment of Let It Be, Bus at end of street from Magical Mystery Tour
3:26:13

62.   Bungalow Bill, his elephant and gun, in case of accidents he always took his mum. "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"
Ringo is at right.
3:35:14

63.   Ravi Shankar? Lets just say he represents the influence of Indian music.
3:42:17

64.   Brian Epstein puts on his scarf to leave,
"I Don't Want To Spoil The Party"
3:49:00

65.   "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
3:50:06

66.   Stu Sutcliffe on the James Dean cutout, and Maharishi Mahash Yogi?
 3:52:09

67.   Mother Mary from "Let It Be" or "Lady Madonna"
3:59:02

68.   "Eleanor Rigby." September 12th.
4:01:14

69.   Father Mackenzie from "Eleanor Rigby"
4:02:26

70.   "Martha My Dear" and Father Mackenzie
4:04:04

71.   "The Fool on the Hill"
"She's Leaving Home"
"The Long and Winding Road"
4:08:25

72.   "Lovely Rita," filling in a ticket in her little black book.
4:15:08

73.   Abbey Road
4:21:07

74.   Paul in A Hard Day's Night
4:32:11

75.   John & George in A Hard Day's Night
4:32:24

76.   Ringo in A Hard Day's Night
4:33:17

77.   The curtain falls, "The End." The performer plays a Banjo-Uke, and is George Formby, a British music hall performer of the 30s & 40s. Formby was known to say "it's turned out nice again," which is the backwards message heard at the end of the song.
4:49:08

 

 

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