So weird but nice to see George Martin performing in front
of the camera.
"The Music of Lennon & McCartney was a 1965 British television
special honouring the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership
of John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the English rock band
The programme mainly consisted of other artists miming to their
recordings of Lennon–McCartney songs, interspersed with scripted
commentary from Lennon and McCartney. In addition, the Beatles
performed both sides of their current single, "Day Tripper" and
"We Can Work It Out". Peter Sellers performed a comedic
interpretation of "A Hard Day's Night", in the style of
actor Laurence Olivier's portrayal of Richard III."
The George Martin Orchestra, medley including "I Feel Fine" –
ends with a cut to Lennon and McCartney playing a cymbal
Peter and Gordon, "A World Without Love" – introduced by Lennon
and McCartney after the pair have listened to some cover versions
of their songs played on set props such as a Victrola, a
reel-to-reel tape machine, and a transistor radio
Lulu, "I Saw Him Standing There"
Alan Haven and Tony Crombie, "A Hard Day's Night"
Fritz Spiegl's Barock and Roll Ensemble, medley including
"She Loves You" – introduced by Lennon and McCartney; the
ensemble members wear Baroque-era costumes and powdered wigs,
and are surrounded by a crowd of women dressed in contemporary Mod fashions
The Beatles, "Day Tripper" – accompanied by a group of go-go dancers
Paul McCartney/Marianne Faithfull, "Yesterday" – starts with McCartney
miming to the Beatles' 1965 track and cuts abruptly, at the start of
the second verse, to Faithfull miming to her recent recording, which
she sings in a different key
Antonio Vargas, "She Loves You" – preceded by Lennon and McCartney
walking around the set while they discuss foreign-language
interpretations of their songs
Dick Rivers, "Ces Mots Qu'on Oublie un Jour (Things We Said Today)"
Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, "Bad to Me"
Cilla Black, "It's for You"
The George Martin Orchestra, "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" –
accompanied by a group of go-go dancers
Henry Mancini, "If I Fell – introduced by McCartney
Esther Phillips, "And I Love Him" – introduced by Lennon
Peter Sellers, "A Hard Day's Night"
The Beatles, "We Can Work It Out"