‘Real Love’ did not repeat the commercial success of ‘Free As A Bird’. It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and sold 500,000 copies in the first three months.
The ‘Real Love’ single was accompanied by a video directed by Kevin Godley. It featured studio footage filmed in 1995, along with archive shots of the group from the 1960s.
The CD single contained three exclusive b-sides: ‘Baby’s In Black’ recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1965; a new mix of ‘Yellow Submarine’ featuring a spoken word introduction and more sound effects; and an alternative version of ‘Here, There And Everywhere’.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Release date for The Beatles: Rock Band announced
- 2009: Paul McCartney to headline meditation benefit concert
- 1970: Recording: Whispering Grass, Bye Bye Blackbird by Ringo Starr
- 1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Recording: From Me To You, Thank You Girl, One After 909
- 1963: Photo session in London
- 1962: Live: Kingsway Club, Southport
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
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