George Harrison’s son saw this Beatles movie “Every night for like 3 months”

George Harrison’s son Dhani Harrison was introduced to some of the Beatles songs through one of the group’s films. During an interview, George said that Dhani was not impressed with any of the songs in the film. George also revealed what would happen after Dahni and his friends watched and re-watched the movie.

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George Harrison said his son had watched the Beatles’ movie “Yellow Submarine” every night for months.

From the book George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Meetings, The Quiet Beatle discussed Dhani’s relationship with Beatles songs. “I never consciously sat him down and said, ‘Look, here are the old Beatles records,’ but he picked them up because when he was about four or five years old, Yellow Submarine – there is an age group that likes Yellow Submarine“Said George.” The kids watch, and they watch it every night for about three months, and then they forget about it. “

George explained how Dhani came across the Beatles song “Hey Bulldog”, which appears in some cuts of Yellow submarine. “He became aware over the last few years…. And I didn’t really tell him anything about The Beatles because it was so long ago anyway, ”he said. “I didn’t want to overwhelm him with all of this.

“But nonetheless, I think most children when they get to about four or five years old, they see Yellow Submarine, and then he sort of picked up, then he came over to me one day and said, “Hey daddy, how do you play the piano from ‘Hey Bulldog?’ George added. “I thought to myself, it’s strange, how does he know a song like that?” »But it is in Yellow Submarine. George added that his son was not impressed with ‘Hey Bulldog’.

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The way the world reacted to the Beatles’ “Hey Bulldog”

“Hey Bulldog” was not a single, so it did not appear on the Billboard Hot 100. It appeared on the Yellow submarine soundtrack. the Yellow submarine soundtrack became a huge hit. The album ran for 25 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at No.2.

According to The Official Charts Company, “Hey Bulldog” has not been registered in the UK either. Despite this, Yellow submarine reached No.3 in the UK, remaining in the rankings for 10 weeks.

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The impact of the film “Yellow Submarine” on pop culture

The film Yellow submarine had an impact on pop culture beyond inspiring a successful soundtrack. For example, Kesha emulated the animated style of the film in the music video for her song “Your Love Is My Drug”. David Bowie’s character from SpongeBob’s Atlantis SquarePantis, Lord Royal Highness, is clearly based on the Blue Meanies of YEloow Submarine. Some of the circus performers in the Fab Four jukebox musical Across the universe are also clearly based on the Blue Meanies. Dhani wasn’t impressed with “Hey Bulldog” but it didn’t stop Yellow submarine to have an impact.

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Elizabeth J. Harless