The Beatles: Penny Lane (Video 1967) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • The music video for the song was not filmed at Penny Lane, as the Beatles were reluctant to travel to Liverpool. Street scenes were filmed in and around Angel Lane in London's East End. The broken sequence of Lennon walking alone was filmed on the King's Road (at Markham Square) in Chelsea. The outdoor scenes were filmed at Knole Park in Sevenoaks on 30 January 1967. The promotional film for "Strawberry Fields Forever" was also shot at the same location, during the same visit.

  • "Penny Lane" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. It was written primarily by Paul McCartney but credited to the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership. The lyrics refer to Penny Lane, a street in Liverpool, and make mention of the sights and characters that McCartney recalled from his upbringing in the city.The promotional film for "Penny Lane" was, together with the video for "Strawberry Fields Forever", one of the first examples of what later became known as a music video. The promo film is included in the Beatles' 2015 video compilation 1. The film directed by the Swede Peter Goldmann - was selected by New York's MoMA to be among the most influential promotional music films of the late 1960s.


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